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Woman s Home Missionary 

Society of the Methodist 

Episcopal Church 



For the Year 1921-1922 



"For the love of Christ 

and in His Name, 

"All things whatsoever ye would 

that men should do to you, 

do \)e even so to them. " 





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Philadelphia, Pa.. .. 

Detroit, Mich 

SjTacuse. N. Y 

Boston, Mass 

Indianapolis. Ind. .. . 

Buffalo, X.Y 

Washington, D. C... 
Grand Rapids, Mich 


Williamsport , Pa. . . 


Springfield, III 

Baltimore, Md 

Minneapolis, Minn. . 

Pittsburgh. Pa 

Chicago, 111 

New York, N. Y'. . . 
Kansas City, Mo... 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Denver, Colo 

Indianapolis, Ind . . . 

Lincohi, Nebr 

Brookline. Mass 

Philadelphia , Pa 

Los Angeles, Cal 

Buffalo, N.Y 

Wichita, Kan 

Des Moines, la 

Washington, D. C 

SjTacuse, N. Y 

Seattle, Wash 


Kansas City, Mo... 

No Meeting 

Detroit, Mich 

St. Paul, Minn 

Pro\'idence, R. I 

Rttsburgh, Pa 


Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rvitherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes 
Mrs. Rutherford B, Hayes 

Mrs. ,Johu DaN'is 

Mrs. John Da\TS 

Mrs. John Davis 

Mrs. John Davis 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. CUnton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Chnton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Chnton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clmton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk 

Mrs. George 0. Robinson. 
Mrs. George 0. Robinson. 
Mrs. George 0. Robin-son. 
Mrs. George 0. Robinson. 
Mrs. George 0. Robinson. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 

$17,875 60 
,35,035 41 
45,582 04 
51,993 86 
72,400 13 
114,942 01 
147,037 07 
154,094 34 
149,645 49 
146,300 16 
125,791 63 
145,781 33 
140,151 34 
132,897 15 
135,163 85 
278,.582 84 
336,412 91 
241,581 24 
4.58,335 51 
341,243 26 
394,315 71 
400,533 03 
465,877 02 
434,737 60 
012,445 17 
704,039 12 
743,510 02 
810,778 34 
001,662 40 
816,482 31 
851,042 33 
001,236 36 
1,084,406 04 
1,156,099 1 
1,760,809 29 
2,405,020 90 
2,828,707 12 
2,946,766 5 



^Membership Campaign inaugurated. 

Table of Contents. 


Acts of Incorporation 211 

Articles of Incorporation 212 

Annual Meetings i 

Annuity (Report) 61 

Certificate 210 

Rates 61 

Attorney x 

Auditor of Bureau and Department Reports ix 

Bequests (Report) 61 

Form 210 

Committees of Board of Trustees vi 

Conference Officers xii— xxiii 

Conference Work (List and Reports) xxxi— xxxii 

Corresponding Secretary's Report 30—47 

Council of Women x 

Departments — 

Young People's '. xvi, 86-89 

Children's xvii, 90-93 

Deaconess (List) ; xxxiii-xl 

Reports 94-102 

Field Work (List) vii 

Reports • 103-112 

Student Secretary 112 

Student Life Service 113 

Publications and Publicity viii. 

Woman's Horns Missions and Children's Home Missions .... viii, 114—117 

Annual Meeting Daily 117 

General Publications viii, 117—118 

Literature Committee viii, 118 

Annual Report viii, 118-119 

Exhibits viii, 119 

Supplies (List) xxi. 

Report 119-120 

Training' Schools xxviii, 158 

DwiKht W. Blakeslee Training School 164 

Folts Mission Institute 162 

Iowa National Bible Training School 163 

Kansas City National Training School 163 

Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School 160 

McCrum Slavonic Training School 161 

San Francisco National Training School 161 

Bureaus of Homes and Schools — 

Alaska xxiii, 121-122 

Anthracite Slavonic Mission xxiv, 122—123 

Children's Homes xxiv, 123 

Mothers' Jewels 123-124 

Peek Orphanage 124 

Sager-Brown 124-125 

Watts de Peyster 125 

Chinese xxiv, 126-128 

City Work xxiv, 129 

Boston Medical Mission 129-131 

Campbell Settlement 131 

East St. Louis Settlement 13 1-132 

Marcy Center 132 

Portland Settlement 133 

Epworth School for Girls xxv, 133-134 

Esther Home xxv. 134-135 

Mothers' Memorial Social Center 135 

Immigrant xxv, 136 

New York Immigrant Girls' Home 136 

East Boston Immigrants' Home 137 

Angel Island 138 

Indian xxv, 139 

Esther Home 139 

Greenville 140 

Haskell Institute 140 

Navajo 140 

Nooksack 141 

Odonah 141 


Table of Contents. tii 


Ponca 141 

Pottawatomie ■• 141 

Yuma 142 

Japanese and Korean xxv, 142 

Catherine P. Blaine Home 144 

Ellen Stark Ford Home 143 

Jane Couch Memorial Home 143 

Susannah Wesley Home 143 

Negro Work xxvi, 144 

Florida and Mississippi (Boylan and E. L. Rust) 144—145 

Friendship Homes (Cincinnati) 146 

Georgia (Haven, Thayer, Atlanta Mission) 147—148 

North and South Carolina (Allen, Browning) 148-149 

Texas (Eliza Dee, King) 150 

West Central States (Kent, N. J. Conference) 151 

West Southern States (English and Italian Mission, Faith Kin- 
dergarten, Peck, Adeline Smith) 152-154 

Rest Homes xxvii, 154 

Southwest xxviii, 157 

Frances De Pauw 157 

Harwood 157 

Mary J. Piatt 158 

Rose Gregory Houchen Settlement 158 

Spanish Work xxvii, 156 

George O. Robinson 156 

Porto Rican Day Schools 156 

Work for Lepers 156 

Santo Domingo 157 

Utah XXX, 165 

Ogden Esther Home 165 

Davis Deaconess Home 165 

Bingham Canyon 166 

White Work xxxi, 166 

Alabama and Georgia (Rebecca McCleskey, Deborah McCarty 

Home) 166-167 

Kentucky (Aiken Hall and Erie Home) 167-169 

Mississippi (Bennett Academy and Halls) 169—172 

North Carolina and Tennessee (Ebenezer Mitchell and Elizabeth 

Ritter 172-173 

Standing Committees — 

Christian Stewardship x, 173-177 

Constitution and By-Laws x, 213—224 

Evangelism x, 178 

French Work x, 179 

Membership Campaign x, 179—182 

Migrant Work x, 183 

Missionary Candidates x, 183—184 

Missionary Education x, 184—186 

Mite Boxes x, 186-188 

Permanent Deaconess Fund x, 188 

Permanent Missionary Fund x, 189—190 

Perpetual Membership Endowment Fund x, 190—191 

Temperance, Prohibition and Christian Citizenship x, 191—193 

Thank-Oflfering x, 193 

Transportation x, 194 

Wesleyan Service Guild 195 

Finance — 

Appropriations 62 

Auditor's Report 48 

Pledges 81-82 

Treasurer's Report 49-60 

Valuation of Property 60 

Historical Data '. 225-226 

Honorary Vice-Presidents v 

Life Members 194 

Memorial Service and List 24—25 

Minutes 1-23 

Missionaries and Homes — List xxiii— xxxii 

Officers and Managers iv 

Office Secretaries viii 

Office Committees viii 

President's Message 27—29 

Resolutions 83-86 

Schools of Missions — (Denominational) x 

(Interdenominational) xi 

The Woman's Home Missionary Society 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 


Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield 37 Kirkland St., Cambridge, Mass. 


Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson 1303 Wentworth Ave., Pasadena, Cal. 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode Sidney, O. 

Mrs. Mary Fisk Park 27 East 62nd St., New York City 

Mrs. I. D. Jones 1014 E. McMillan Ave., Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. E. L. Albright 1227 East 57th St., Chicago, 111. 

Corresponding Secretary. 
Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff Allendale, N. J. 

Recording Secretary. 

Mrs. F. a. Aiken, Recording Secretary Emeritus 

"The Glencoe," IVIt. Auburn, Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor 706 N. Euclid Ave., Pittsburgh, Kan. 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman Delaware, O. 

(Officers and Managers) 


Miss E. Jean Oram 1831 East 93d St., Cleveland, O. 

Miss Carrie Barge Delaware, O. 

Mrs. Levi Gilbert 5711 Peabody Ave., Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. F. a. Arter 17300 South Park Blvd., Cleveland, O. 

Mrs. S. J. Turner 407 St. David's Road, Wayne, Pa, 

Mrs. H. C. Jennings. . . ., 64 East 18th St., N., Portland, Ore. 

Mrs. David Forsyth 404 East Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mrs. Silas Sprowls 507 West Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mrs. Thomas J. Gambill Wilkeson, Wash. 

Mrs. Walter R. Brown 21 Homer Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mrs. William F. Anderson Bishop St., Clifton, Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. J. H. Race 524 Prospect Place, Avondale, Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. D. B. Street "The Kenesaw," Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. H. D. Ketcham 429 Charles St., Muncie, Ind. 

Mrs. a. E. Griffith 1341 Jefferson Ave., Des Moines, la. 

Mrs. W. L. Boswell 4207 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Administration . 


Mrs. John A. Logan, Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. a. Wessel, St. Louis, Mo. 
Mrs. Fannie Hayes, New York City. 
Mrs. Richard Dymond, Cincinnati, O. 
Mrs. O. J. Wilson, Cincinnati, O. 
Mrs. J. O. Cunningham, Urbana, 111. 
Mrs. J. W. Mendenhall, Rogers, Ark. 
Mrs. H. M. Teller, Denver, Col. 
Mrs. E. Huff, New York City. 
Mrs. C. R. Woodin, New York City. 
Mrs. J. B. Foraker, Cincinnati, O. 
Mrs. M. T. MacGuffin, Libertyville, III. 
Mrs. L. p. Williams, San Francisco, Cal. 
Mrs. Samuel H. Pye, Blanchester, O. 
Mrs. Archer Brown, East Orange, N. J. 
Mrs. a. V. P. Adams, Shelbyville, Ind. 
Mrs. C. E. Woolev, Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. F. D. Bovard, Oakland, Cal. 
Mrs. Lavanda Gassner Murphy, Mt. 

Pleasant, la. 
Mrs. W. p. Hepburn, Clarinda, la. 
Miss Henrietta A. Bancroft, Pasadena, 

Mrs. Fred H. Haskins, Binghamton, N. Y. 
Miss Mary Belle Evans, Delaware, O. 
Miss Martha Van Marter, Ocean Grove, 

Mrs. B. S. Potter, Evanston, 111. 
Mrs. D. D. Thompson, Evanston, 111. 
Mrs. Cyrus D. Foss, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mrs. W. F. Mallalieu, Boston, Mass. 
Mrs. J. W. Bashford, Santa Barbara, Cal. 
Mrs. Henry Spellmeyer, Newark, N. J. 
Mrs. John M. Walden, Dayton, O. 
Mrs. L. B. Wilson, New York City. 
Mrs. Jos. F. Berry, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mrs. William Burt, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Mrs. Earl Cranston, New Richmond, O. 
Mrs. W. F. McDowell, Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. J. L. Nuelsen, Zurich, Switzerland. 
Mrs. Wm. Quayle, St. Louis, Mo. 
Mrs. W. S. Lewis, Pekin, China. 

Mrs. E. H. Hughes, Maiden, Mass. 
Mrs. Robert McIntyre, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. F. M. Bristol, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Mrs. F. W. Warne, Lucknow, India. 
Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Bombay India. 
Mrs. J. E. Robinson, Bangalore, India. 
Mrs. L. B. Scott, Nashville, Tenn. 
Mrs. a. P. Camphor, Monrovia, Liberia. 
Mrs. Homer C. Stuntz, Omaha, Neb. 
Mrs. Theodore S. Henderson, Detroit, 

Mrs. W. O. Shepherd, Portland, Ore. 
Mrs. F. J. McConnell, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Mrs. Franklin Hamilton, Milton, Mass. 
Mrs. Matt S. Hughes, Portland, Ore. 
Mrs. F. D. Leete, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mrs. R. J. CooKE, Athens, Tenn. 
Mrs. W. p. Eveland, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Mrs. R. E. Jones, New Orleans, La. 
Mrs. Adna W. Leonard, Oakland, Cal. 
Mrs. W. F. Oldham, Buenos Aires, S. Am. 
Mrs. Edgar Blake, Paris, France. 
Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, Chicago, III. 
Mrs. C. L. Mead, Denver, Col. 
Mrs. C. W. Burns, Helena, Mont. 
Mrs. C. B. Mitchell, St. Paul, Minn. 
Mrs. E. L. Waldorf, Wichita, Kans. 
Mrs. Herbert Welch, Seoul, Korea. 
Mrs. F. T. Keeney, Foochow, China. 
Mrs. L. J. Birney, Shangfcai, China. 
Mrs. H. L. Smith, Bangalore, India. 
Mrs. C. E. Locke, Manila, Philippine Is, 
Mrs. G. H. Bickley, Singapore, Straits Set* 


Mrs. E. S. Johnson, Capetown, S. Africa. 
Mrs. M. W. Clair, Monrovia, Liberia. 
Mrs. p. D. Perch ment, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Mrs. p. H. Bodkin, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Miss Katherine Locke, Youngstown, O. 
Mrs. J. K. Freeman, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mrs. D. D. Thompson, Evanston, 111. 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Annual Meeting — 

Mrs. W. p. Thirkield. 
Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 
Miss Carrie Barge. 
Mrs. Mary Fisk Park. 
Mrs. D. D. Forsyth. 
Mrs. a. E. Griffith. 
Mrs. Daniel Stecker. 
Mrs. Dan B. Brummitt. 

Annual Report — 

Mrs. Mary Fisk Park. 
Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 
Mrs. L. L. Slack. 
Mrs. W. B. Oliver. 

Mrs. Samuel Williams. 

Annuities, Bequests and Devises — 
Mrs. J. H. Race. 
Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 
Mrs. W. F. Anderson. 

Blanks — 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 
Miss Carrie Barge. 
Mrs. S. J. Turner. 
Mrs. D. B. Street. 

Business — 

Mrs. W. P. Thirkield. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor. 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 

Mrs. J. H. Race. 

Mrs. I. D. Jones. 

Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 

Mrs. Levi Gilbert. 

Cooperation with Board of Home Missions- 

Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield. 
Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 
Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 
Mrs. D. B. Street. 

Custodian of Deeds — 
Mrs. J. H. Race. 

Equalization of Expenses of Travel to 
Annual Meeting — 
Miss Carrie Barge. 
Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 
Mrs. W. R. Brown. 

Incorporation of Conferences — 
Mrs. J. Luther Taylor. 
Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 
Mrs. D. B. Street. 

Real and Personal Property and Insur- 
ance — 
Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 
Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 
Mrs. M. C. Slutes. 
Mrs. J. H. Race. 

Reeonst ruction — 

Mrs. W. p. Thirkield. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 

Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Mrs. D. B. Street. 

Miss Carrie Barge. 

Treasury — 

Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 

Mrs. W. R. Brown. 

Ways and Means — 

Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 

Mrs. W. R. Brown. 

Mrs. S. J. Turner. 

Administration. vii 




Mrs. David Dailey, General Secretary, 2120 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, I'a. 


Mrs. Daniel Stecker, 423 8th St., Wilmette, 111. 

Mks. Bvro.n Wilson, 433 So. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 


Mrs. D. D. Forsyth. 


Mrs. Annie Hobbs Woodcock, General Secretary, 2523 Elnia St., Kansas City, Mo. 
Mrs. J. W. DowDS, Bureau Secretary, 905 Beatty Ave., Cambridge, O. 


Mrs. S. J. Turner. 
Mrs. Raymond Willev. 
Mrs. E. L. Price. 


Mrs. D. B. Street, General Secretary "The Kenesaw," Washington, D. C. 


New England Mrs. Walter P. Buck. .357 Broad St., New London, Conn. 

Eastern Mrs. John W. Lowe.... 334 Rowland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Central Mrs. Bessie M. Hochswender, 

352 S. Rebecca St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Western and Northern Mrs. H. S. Hollinsvvorth. . .702 Maple St., Des Moines, la. 

Pacific Coast and North- 
west Mrs. M. C. Smith 2205 7th Avenue, Oakland, Cal. 


Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson. 
Mrs. W. L. Boswell. 
Mrs. Emma Taylor, 
Hospitals Mrs. D. B. Street "The Kenesaw," Washington, D. C. 


Mrs. J. L. Taylor. 

Mrs. H. S. Hollingswortii. 

Mrs. T. B. Wolfe. 


Miss Carrie Barge, General Secretary, Delaware, O. 


Mrs. D. B. Street. 
Mrs. A. W. Zook. 
Mrs. M. E. Jones. 

Miss Muriel Day, Secretary, 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 


Mrs. W. B. Barton 314 Fannie Ave., Wichita, Kan. 

Mrs. Collins J. Brock 207 N. Liberty St., Delaware, O. 

Mrs. Dan B. Brummitt 917 Emerson St., Evanston, 111. 

Mrs. Daisy McClain Bulkley 1413 Lyttleton St., Camden, S. C. 

Mrs. Frank L. Davis 551 E. 46th Ave., N., Portland, Ore. 

Miss Muriel Day 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. Seymour Eaton Lansdowne, Pa. 

Miss Ida L. Kahlo 401 Prescott St., Toledo. O. 

Mrs. Jane C. Lowe 893 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Mrs. Martha J. Mellinger Logansport, Ind. 

Mrs. M. M. Northrup 907 Wright & Callendar Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mrs. J. E. Piatt 2033 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, Cal. 

Mrs. a. M. Snow Wausau, Wis. 

Miss Cartes K. Swartz 2907 13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Miss June Wright Malvern, la. 

Mrs. R. a. Carnine 2212 N. E. Third Ave., Miami, Fla. 


Miss Carrie Barge Delaware, O. 

Miss Muriel Day : 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 

viii The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


"Woman's Home Missions," "Children's Home Missions," "Annual Meeting Daily," 

Leaflets, Booklets, etc. 

420 Plum Street, Cincinnati, O. 

Editor, Mrs. Levi Gilbert. 

Assistant Editor, Mrs. Harriet Pyne Grove. 

Publisher and Business Manager, Mrs. Geo. W. Keen. 


Miss Carrie Barge. 
Mrs. Collins J. Brock. 
Mrs. M. C. Slutes. 


Mrs. J. H. Race (Cincinnati). Mrs. M. L. Woodruff (New York). 

Mrs. O. H. Durrell (lioston). Mrs. Jas. Stephens (San Francisco). 

Mrs. C. W. Poorman (Chicago). 


Mrs. S. a. Winold, 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Mrs. L. S. Emery, 581 Boylston St., Boston. Mass. 

Mrs. L. J. Hicks, 740 Rush St., Chicagg, 111. 

Mrs. George W. Gardner, ISO Fifth Ave., New York City. 

Mrs. E. p. F. Dearborn, 3 City Hall Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 


Miss Margaret E. Wells, Room 202, Wesley Building, 

17th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia. 
Miss Annie E. Stewart, 2000 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. 
Mrs. Virginia M. Swett, 907 Wright and Callendar 

Building, Los Angeles. 


Editor, Miss Alice M. Guernsey, 150 Fifth Ave., New York City. 


Mrs. Mary Fisk Park. 
Mrs. M. L. Woodruff. 
Mrs. L. L. Slack. 
Mrs. William B. Oliver. 
Mrs. Samuel Williams. 


Mrs. Ralph Welles Keeler, 4128 Morse Ave., Rogers Park, Ciiicago, 111. 


Mrs. J. H. Race. 
Mrs. M. L. Woodruff. 
Mrs. D. B. Street. 


General Secretary, Mrs. E. Y. King, 926 Rogers PI., Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, O. 
Bureaus — 

Eastern Mrs. G. E. Backus 127 Summit Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 

Central Mrs. F. A. Stallman 1230 Bryden Road, Columbus, O. 

Western Mrs. Irving C. Wood. . ..3202 Woolworth Ave., Omaha, Neb. 


General Secretary, Miss E. Jean Oram, 1831 East 93rd St., Cleveland, O. 
Bureaus — 

Eastern Mrs. John W. Lowe 334 Roland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Western Mrs. E. V. DuBois Stillwater, Okla. 

Committee: Mrs. Silas Sprowls. 


name secretary address 

Alaska f Mrs. Thos. J. Gambill Wilkeson, Wash. 

Mrs. H. C. Jennings 64 E. 18th St., No., Portland. Ore. 

Committee ■! Mrs. E. F. Taylor 1614 12th Ave.. West, Seattle, Wash. 

Mrs. H. P. .French 1531 E. 63d St., Seattle, Wash. 

^ Mrs. T. V. Long 7C1 South 60th St., Tacoma, Wash. 

Anthracite Slavonic Mission. Mrs. Blanche Curry Turner, 

750 Cherry St., Williamsport, Pa. 

Homes and Schools. ix 

Children's Homes Mrs. E. M. Mills 101 Comstock PI., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mrs. M. S. Eylar, Associate, 

215 W. 101st St., New York City. 
Mrs. Geo. M. Spurlock, Local Chairman, 

(Mothers' Jewels Home), York, Neb. 
Mrs. Geo. Franks, Local Chairman, 

(Peek Orphanage), Polo, HI. 
Mrs. Mary Fisk Park, Local Chairman, 

(Watts De Peyster, Tivoli, N. Y.) 
27 E. 62d St., New York City. 

Chinese .Mrs. Lucy McClintic 728 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, Cal. 

City Missions Mrs. E.M.Taylor 19 Exeter St., West Newton, Mass. 

(Boston Medical Mission). Chairman, Mrs. O. H. Durrell, 

17 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass. 
(Campbell Settlement, 

Gary, Ind.l Chairman, Mrs. J. A. Secor La Porte, Ind. 

Settlement House, 1132 
No. 9th St., (East St. 

Louis, III.) Chairman, Mrs. N. H. Moss. 814 North St., Mt. Vernon, 111. 

(Marcy Center, 1335 New- 
berry St., Chicago, HI.). Chairman, Miss Helen H. Moore, 

4403 Lake Park Ave., Chicago, 111. 
(Portland .Settlement Cen- 
ter, Portland, Ore.) .... Chairman, Mrs. Helen D. Manley, 

663 Williams Ave., Portland, Ore. 
Epworth School for Girls.. Mrs. J. F. Shoemaker, 

St. Louis Country Club Grounds, Clayton, Mo. 
Esther Home and Mothers' 
Memorial Social Center. ..Mrs. Wm. F. Anderson . Bishop Street, Clifton, Cincinnati, O. 

Immigrant Work Mrs. C. W. Bickley 1611 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Indian W^ork of The Wom- 
an's Home Missionary So- 
ciety and The Board of 
Home Missionsand Church 

Extension loint Committee — Rev. D. D. Forsyth, D.D., Chairman. 

Rev. E. E. Higley, D.D. 
Rev. C. E. Vermilya, D.D. 
Rev. E. L. Mills, D.D. 
Mrs. S. S. Beggs, 

1454 Topeka Ave., Topeka, Kans. 
Mrs. W. R. Brown. 
Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Japanese and Korean Mrs. W. C. Evans 2025 Pine St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Associate Secretary, Mrs. M. H. Alexander, 

1020 Beretania Ave., Honolulu, T. H. 
Negro Work — 

Florida and Mississippi. . Mrs. L. H. Bunyan 2104 Main St., Richmond, Ind. 

Friendship Homes Mrs. M. C. Slutes, 

1330 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, Cincinnati, O. 

Georgia Mrs. Charles R. Gay, 

515 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

North and South CaroIina.Miss M. E. Stewart 50 Harvard Ave., Providence, R. I. 

Texas Mrs. E. W. Seeds 74 E. Merritts Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

West Central States Mrs. H. T. Dennis 56 Moss Ave., Highland Park, Mich. 

Associate Secretary, Mrs. J. R. Waters, 

57 Hazelwood Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
West Southern States. .. .Mrs. E. L. Knostman. .615 Humboldt St., Manhattan, Kans. 

Rest Homes 

Spanish Work — 

Porto Rico and Santo 

Domingo Mrs. Lillian Leonard Slack. 

2303 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Southwest Mrs. Adelaide Hudd. . . 2928 N. Western Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Utah Mrs. Silas Sprowls. .507 West Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

White Work- 
Alabama and Georgia. . . .Mrs. Ciias. F. Tiiirkield Franklin, O. 

Kentucky Mrs. Madison Svvadener, 

3622 Hemlock Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Mississippi Mrs. Heber D. Ketcham.. .429 W. Charles St., Muncie, Ind. 

North Carolina and Ten- 
nessee .Mrs. a. B. Cline 324 West Market St., Bluffton, Ind. 


Mrs. S. J. Turner 407 St. David's Road, Wayne, Pa. 

X The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Christian Stewardship Mrs. E. W. Matthews 1962 Iiika Ave., Columbus, O. 

Constitution and By-Laws. .Mrs. C. W. Bickley, Chairman, 

611 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Miss Alice M. Guernsey, Secretary. 

Mrs. W. L. Boswell. 

Mrs. E. M. Mills. 

Mrs. Heber D. Ketcham. 

Rvangelism Mrs. A. ('. Peck 1046 Ogden Ave., Denver, Colo. 

French Work in Basile, La. Mrs. L. M. Potts Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Insurance .Mrs. M. C. Slutes, 

1330 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, Cincinnati, O. 

Membership Campaign Mrs. I. D.Jones, Chairman, 

1014 E. McMillan Ave., Walnut Hilts, Cincinnati, O. 

Secretary for Auxiliaries, Mrs. W. R. Fruit, 

1169 Pingree St., Detroit, Mich. 

Secretary for Young People's Work, Mrs. David Dailey, 

2120 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Secretary for Children's Work, Mrs. E. L. Price, 

Circleville, O. 

Migrant Work Mrs. W. B. Oliver 611 W. 111th St., New York. 

Missionary Candidates Mrs. A. B. Si orms 115 Beech St., Berea, O. 

Missionary Education Mrs. David Forsyth. 404 E. Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mite-Boxes Mrs. H. S. Earle 86 Delaware Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Associate, Mrs. Geo. A. Palmer, 

1476 Montclair Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Permanent Deaconess Fund. Mrs. G. W. R. Stokes, 

2912 13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Permanent Missionary Fund. Mrs. C. B. Spencer 15 E. 52d St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Perpetual Membership , 

Endowment Fund Miss Ella Ely Delaware, O. 

Recruitingfor Life Service. .Miss Muriel Day 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 

CoMMiTTPP ^ ^'°^ Carrie Barge, 
committee j jyjj^g Frances Kallstedt. 

Temperance, Prohibition, 

Christian Citizenship Mrs. J. C. McDowell, 

Baum and Rebecca Sts., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Thank-Offering Miss Mary A. France.. 1615 Harvard Ter., Washington. D.C. 

Transportation Mrs. S. A. Winold 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, O. 



Mr. M. C. Slutes Traction Bldg., Cincinnati, O. 

Methodist Episcopal Section. 
Mrs. W. p. Thirkield. Mrs. W. R. Brown. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff. Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Mrs. Mary Fisk Park. Mrs. W. H. C. Goode. 

Mrs. D. B. Street. Miss Alice M. (Juernsey. 

Miss Carrie Barge. 



Lakeside, Ohio. 

Miss Carrie Barge Delaware, O. 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman. 
Mi.=s E. Jean Oram. 
Mrs. Adelaide Hudd. 

Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Mrs. M. E. Stout 126 Lake Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Mrs. L. L. Slack. 

Mrs. Wm. B. Oliver. • 

Miss Anna Taylor. 

Mrs. Seymour Eaton. 

Mrs. Geo. E. Braden. 

Lancaster, Ohio. 

Mrs. C. Ludy Zanesville, O. 

Mrs. J. E. Walter. 
Mrs. C. C. Miller. 
Mrs. E. L. Weinland. 

Committees. xi 

Round Lake, N. Y. 

Mrs. M. G. Cole Kemsen Ave., Cohoes, N. Y. 

Mrs. F. H. Ryder. 

Silver Lake, N. Y. 

Mrs. H. N. Bennett 1156 N. Goodman Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 

Mrs. Edwin Sebring. 
Miss Muriel Day. 


Central New York Girls' Camp, Mountour Falls, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. G. Houghton IS Draper St., Wolcott, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania School (Williamsport). 

Mrs. O. M. Keeper 732 W. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 

Mrs. Blanche Curry Turner. 

Hiawatha Camp, Lake .'Vricl, Pa. 

Mrs. E. a. Martin 919 Sunset Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Mrs. G. R. Clark. 

Okoboji, Iowa. 

Mrs. R. a. Quinn 3909 Si.xth Ave., Sioux City, Iowa. 

Mrs. C. Van Metre. 
Miss June Wright. 

Bethesda, Ohio. 

Mrs. W. R. Butcher St. Claiisville, Ohio. 

Mrs. Geo. Murphy. 

The Central West (Lake Geneva, Wis.; Winona, Ind.; Dixon, 111.). 

Mrs. F. E.Clendennen 300 S. Taylor St., Oak Park, III. 

Mrs. C. W. Poorman. 
Mrs. C. F. Balch. 
Mrs. L. H. Bunyan. 
Mrs. O. L. Vance. 
Mrs. C. H. Meyers. 
Mrs. Grant Houston. 
Mrs. a. a. Ames. 
Mrs. W. F. Brand. 

Chambersburg, Pa. 

Miss Hannah P. Miller 1932 Wallace St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mrs. E. R. Heckman. 

Chautauqua, N. Y. 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode Sidney, O. 

Mrs. May L. Woodruff. 
Mrs. C. W. Bickley. 
Mrs. R. a. Prescott. 
Mrs. E. Y. King. 
Mrs. Geo. Searle. 

Houston, Texas. 

Mrs. T. J. Caldwell 2501 Louisiana St., Houston, Tex. 

Mrs. F. W. Loy. 

Illinois-Missouri (Lebanon, III.). 

Mrs. J. D. Bragg Webster Groves, Mo. 

Mrs. H. C. Mitchell. 
Mrs. H. L. Haywood. 

Mountain Lake Park, Md. 

Mrs. S. W. Davis 508 Lake View Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. 

Mrs. S. K. Arbuthnot. 
Mrs. L. J. Stratton. 
Mrs. May L. Woodruff. 
Mrs. Fred Reynolds. 

Northfield, Mass. 

Mrs. H. L. Hardy 42 Oakland Ave., Aubarndale, Mass. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker. 

Mrs. May L. Woodruff. « 


Mrs. L. M. Potts Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Mrs. W. B. Barton. 

The Pacific Coast. 

Mrs. H. F. Coates 520 S. Serrano Ave., Los Angeles, Gal, 

M»8. J. E. Piatt. 

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Alabama Mrs. A. E Powers Boaz, Ala. 

•Atlanta ^^x^- L- T. Weatherbv 35 Chestnut St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore Mrs. Fred Reynolds 2908 Parkwood Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

California Mrs. F. G. Harrison 3653 Patterson Ave., Oakland, Cal. 

Central Alabama Mrs. B. E. Moore 1130 E. St., Birmingham, Ala. 

Central German Mrs. Louise Reimenschneider, 

10850 Pasadena Ave., Cleveland, O. 

Central Illinois Mrs. O. T. Dwinnei.l 502 California Ave., Peoria, 111. 

•Central Missouri Mrs. M. A. Kingcade 2816 Lucas St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Central New York Mrs. C. W. M. Brown 311 Baldwin St., Elmira, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Mrs. W. L. Woodcock. 1007 E. Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, Pa. 

Central Tennessee .... 

Chicago German Mrs. M. Grasse 5733 Emerald Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Colorado Mrs. A. C. Peck 1046 Ogden St., Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. M. J. Perdue 427 W. Cleveland Ave., Spokane, Wash. 

Dakota ^RS. W. S. Shepherd Watertown, S. D. 

•Delaware Mrs. H. R. Hargis Bridgeville, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. H. S. Hollingsworth. . . 702 Maple St., Des Moines, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. W. R. Fruit 1169 Pingree Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. Chas. M. Lowell Rowland, Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. Lula W. Neal. . . .417 Cumberland St., Morristown, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. C. G. Farr Ridgway, Pa. 

•Florida Mrs. Ella D. Davis Gainesville, Fla. 

Genesee Mrs. Walter R. Brown 21 Homer Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Georgia Mrs. Philip M. Watters. .Gammon Campus, South Atlanta, Ga. 

Gulf Mrs. F. W. Lev Basile, La. 

Hawaii Mrs. Stella D. Halsey 1112 13th Ave., Honolulu, T. H. 

Holston Mrs. C. W. Searle 2824 E. Fifth Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. Frank Grice 703 Thatcher St., Boise, Idaho 

Illinois Mrs. H. Pfitzen mever Le Roy, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. F. B. Clark 2103 Broadway, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. L. T. Gobble Fairfield, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. Fred M. Bailey Box 126, Kansas City, Kan. 

Kentucky Mrs. C. A. Berry 159 Woodland Ave., Lexington, Ky. 

•Lexington Mrs. H. A. Foreman 1240 Chapel St., Cincinnati, O. 

•Lincoln Mrs. Margaretta Williams.. 308 E. Main St., Independence, Kan. 

•Little Rock Mrs. R. C. Childress 1122 Izard St., Little Rock, Ark. 

•Louisiana Mrs. Amelia Turner. . .4607 S. Franklin St., New Orleans, La. 

Maine Mrs. A. C. Goddard 243 State St., Portland, Me. 

Michigan .Mrs. J. C. Willits Lansing, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. Harriet Longley. . . .20 N. St. Albans St., St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. S. H. Justice 816 N. 9th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. Charles R. Perry 409 S. 5th St., Missoula, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. R. J. McKenzie Tecumseh, Neb. 

Newark Mrs. George E. Backus. . . . 127 Summit Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 

New England Mrs. E. B. Davis 12 Phillips St., Watertown, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. W. P. Buck 357 Broad St., New London, Conn. 

New Hampshire Mrs. R. T. Wolcott 240 Sagamore St., Manchester, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. G. W. Yard Ocean City, N J. 

New Mexico Mrs. D. A. Porterfield. .302 S. Edith St., Albuquerque, N. M. 

New York Mrs. Edmund J. Palmer 103 W. 86th St., New York City 

New York East Mrs. Charles A. Soper. .1523 New York Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

•North Carolina Mrs. A. L. Belo 1262 Centerville St., WinstonSalem, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. J. G. Moore 422 Fourth Ave. N., Grand Forks, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. W. T. Arnold 209 N. Webster St., Kokomo, Ind. 

North Montana Mrs. J. A. Martin Great Falls, Mont. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. G. W. Ryall Wooster, O. 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. Peter Clare 3112 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. H. D. Stevens Malone, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . . Mrs. Mary Ostrom Greencastle, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. R. T. Chipperfield Webster City, la. 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. R. G. Doane Lucas, Kan. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Mrs. Turner Pruiett ScottsblufT, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. C. C. Miller Lancaster, O. 

Oklahoma Mrs. L. M. Potts 124 W. 17th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Oregon Mrs. W. O. Shepard 1139 Franklin St., Portland, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. C. W. Bickley 1611 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. E. M. Balsinger 5317 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. T. J. Gambill Wilkeson, Wash. 

• Negro Conferences. 

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Rock River Mrs. J. M. Mather 300 N. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

'Savannah Mrs. Cassie Sapp Sylvania, Ga. 

St. Johns River Mrs. Ella Martin 311 W. 4th St., Jacksonville, Fla. 

St. Louis Mrs. Charles A. Blair 1157 S. Main St., Carthage, Mo. 

St. Louis German Mrs. W. F. Isler 4311 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 

•South Carolina Mrs. S. M. McLeod Florence, S. C. 

•Soutli Florida Mrs. E. L. P. Johnson Lake Helen, Fla. 

Southern California . .Mrs. Margaret Locke Coates, 

520 S. Serrano St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern German .... Mrs. A. A. Leifeste Brenham, Texas 

Southern Illinois Mrs. N. H. Moss Mt. Vernon, 111. 

Southwest Kansas .... Mrs. D. H Switzer McPherson, Kan. 

*Tennes.see Mrs. I. B. 'Scott 126 14th Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn. 

'Texas Mrs. R. A. Carr Route 2, Marshall, Texas 

Troy Mrs. W. M. Neal 4 Chestnut St., Albany, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa Mrs. C. W. Soeshe Greene, la. 

"Upper Mississippi .... Mrs. S. C. Phillips Holly Springs, Miss. 

Utah Mission Mrs. W. E. Block 528 E. First St., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Vermont Mrs. H. A. Stevenson St. Albans, Vt. 

•Washington Mrs. Florence D. Carroll, 

1914 11th St. N. W., Washington, D. C. 

West Ohio Mrs. Noah Yount Troy, O. 

•West Texas Mrs. S. H. Burgess Milford, Tex. 

West Virginia Mrs. R. B. Nay 400 Penn St., Wheeling, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin .... /Mrs. J. W. Irish 1627 Jefferson St., Madison, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. J. Talley Smith . . .1404 Riverview Ave., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. W. F. Brand Waukesha, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. G. R. Clark 1350 N. Main Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Wyoming State Mrs. L. E. Carter Casper, Wyo. 


Alabama Mrs. Anna D. Elder Boaz, Ala. 

•Atlanta Mrs. D. B. Whitaker. . . : 126 Chestnut St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore Miss Ella R. Stinemetz, 1531 P St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

California Mrs. J. E. Piatt 2033 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, Cal. 

Central Alabama Mrs. R. L. Williams 1007 22nd Ave., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Central German Mrs. Albert M. Reiser 1735 Offnere St., Portsmouth, O. 

Central Illinois Mrs. T. E. Newland 121 E. Washington St., Pontiac, 111. 

•Central Missouri Mrs. A. C. Curtis 3433 Walnut St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Central New York Mrs. H. S. Osborn 208 S. Hill Terrace, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. .Mrs. E. R. Heckman 2116 N. Third St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Central Tennessee .... Mrs. Theodore Gerrish Summertown, Tenn. 

Chicago German Mrs. Ellen W. Loeppert 1963 Winona St., Chicago, 111. 

Colorado Mrs. Louise B. More 612 Race St., Colorado, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. Nina G. Blake 507 King St., Wenatchee, Wash. 

Dakota Mrs. H. J. Root Wessington Springs, S. D. 

•Delaware Mrs. A. Davis Foust 455 Townsend St., Wilmington, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. A. E. Griffith 1341 Jefferson Ave., Des Moines, la. 

Detroit Mrs. G. A. Palmer 1476 Montclair Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. B. W. Russell Camden, Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. Susie Morris 1816 Lucky St., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. R. A. Prescott . . . 824 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. 

•Florida Mrs. Cecilia Green 711 W. Columbia St., Gainesville, Fla. 

Genesee Mrs. Edwin Sebring 334 Garson Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 

Georgia Miss Helen C. Titus 590 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

Gulf Mrs. E. C. Willard Welsh, La. 

Hawaii Mrs. Anna F. Randolph. .. .3463 Pahoa Ave., Honolulu, T. H. 

Holston Mrs. N. B. White 924 N. 4th St., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. O. C. Colton 1414 N. 10th St., Boise, Idaho 

Illinois Miss Keturah Sim 603 W. Green St., Urbana, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. Alfred Stratford. . 1625 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. W. B. Ireland Thornburg, la. 

Kansas Mrs. Harry Smethurst 930 Vattier St., Manhattan, Kan. 

Kentucky Mrs. W. R. Hefflin 627 Washington Ave., Newport, Ky. 

•Lexington Mrs. J. P. Monroe 722 Barr St., Cincinnati, O. 

•Lincoln Mrs. L. J. Howard General Delivery, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

•Little Rock Mrs. G. T. Saxton 1113 State St., Little Rock, Ark. 

•Louisiana Mrs. A. G. Jenkins 4724 Chestnut St., New Orleans, La. 

Maine Mrs. A. E. Baum 360 Wibird St., Portsmouth, N. H. 

Michigan Mrs. Cora B. Smith 740 State St., Alma, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. V. F. De Vinny 1869 Selby Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

•Mississippi Mrs. Katie B. Jamison Yazoo City, Miss. 

Missouri Mrs. C. J. Chase Stanberry, Mo. 

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xiv The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Montana Mrs. W. P. Packer 717 11th Ave., Helena, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. E. K. Hosman 3222 Webster St., Omaha Neb. 

Newark Mrs. IIedley R. Woodward. . 1 1 5 Asbury Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

New England Mrs. H. Lewis Hardy 42 Oakland Ave., Auburndale, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. Greek 29 Church St., Mystic, Conn. 

New Hampshire Mrs. Mary Hazf.n Walker.... 18 Hrook St., Manchester, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. A. C. Brady , Keyport, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. Mary J. Pittard. Methodist Sanitarium, Albuquerque, N. M. 

New York Mrs. William B. Oliver 611 W. 111th St., New York City 

New York East Mrs. Karl L. Winter 21 Arch St., Waterbury, Conn. 

"North Carolina Mrs. S. A. Peeler... 635 E. Washington St., High Point, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. K. W. Heidel 605 Normal Ave., Valley City, N. Dak. 

North Indiana Mrs. E. F. Hilkert 1430 Broadway, Logansport, Ind. 

North Montana Mrs. Eva B. White Hobson, Mont. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. Frank Maize 12606 Arlington Ave., Cleveland, O. 

Northern Minnesota ..Mrs. N. A. Wife 4820 Sheridan Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . .Mrs. A. C. Billings 3 Pine St., Potsdam. N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana ... Mrs. Charles Ehrmann SOS S. 5th St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. C. H. Van Metre Odeholt, la. 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. .T. A. Templin Alton, Kan. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Mrs. Albert Kraasch Scottsbluff, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. A. C. Ludy 950 Maple St., Zanesville, O. 

Oklahoma Mrs. E. V. Du Bois Stillwater, Okla. 

Oregon Mrs. E. J. Maple Forest Grove, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. Seymour Eaton Lansdowne, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. T. B. Wolfe 6921 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. T. V. Long 701 S. 60th St., Taconia, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. F. F. Clendennen 300 S. Taylor Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

"Savannah Mrs. E. M. Walker 875 Water St., Waynesboro. (Ja. 

St. Johns River Mrs. F. J. Davenport 329 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, Fla. 

St. Louis Mrs. W. H. Walker 7908 Sergeant Ave., Joplin, Mo. 

St. Louis German Miss Sarah Luebbers Emden, 111. 

*.South Carolina Mrs. M. B. Cottincham Bamberg, S. C. 

*South Florida Miss Bessie IVT Garrison. . 708 No. Grove St., Gainesville, Fla. 

Southern California . . Mrs. M. M. Northrup, 

907 Wright-Callender Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern German . . , , Mrs. Pn Deschner. . . .2715 Marengo St., New Orleans, La. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. H. C. Mitcheli Carbondale, 111. 

Southwest Kansas ....Mrs. D. W. SHirp..S07 E. Van Buren St., Arkansas City, Kan. 

Tennessee Mrs. Matilda McKay 12 Murrell St., Nashville, Tenn. 

*Te.xas Mrs. J. O. Williams Marshall, Tex. 

Troy Mrs. F. H. Ryder Cobleskill, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa Mrs. F. E. Erickson Reinbeck, la. 

"Cpper Mississippi ....Mrs. Emma Elzie Box 161, Ripley, Miss. 

Utah Mission Mrs. J. Leon Webster 475 21st St., Ogden, Utah 

Vermont Mrs. A. W. Hewitt Plainfield, Vt. 

•Washington Mrs. Mamie E. Jones 309 T St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

West Ohio Mrs. D. M. Bailev Ottowa. O. 

•West Texas Mrs. E. Spriggs Ratliff. . .430 N. Olive St., San Antonio, Tex. 

West Vireinia Mrs. S. K. Arbuthnot Box 184, Sutton, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. Alice A. Ames 215 E. Mifflin St., Madison, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. Edward McIntire 825 Clayton St., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. A. M. Sanford 1095 Murray Ave.. Milwaukee, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. F. J. Mable„ 142 Hawley St., Binghamton, N. Y. 

Wyoming State Mrs. R. M. Joni?sT Lander, Wyo. 


Alabama Mrs. Ci.ara L. Dobson Birmingham, Ala. 

Arkansas Mrs. A. A. Snodgrass Stuttgart, Ark. 

"Atlanta Mrs. George Griswold Clark Campus, Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore ISIrs. R. T. Hynson..310 Taconia .St., Westport, Baltimore, Md. 

Califortila Mrs. L. M. Burwell 2402 Dana St., Berkeley, Cal. 

Central Alabama Mrs. Iola Bailey .• R. F. D. 4, Box 9, Oxford, Ala. 

Central German Mrs. W. II. Metzner Pleasant Valley, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Central Illinois Miss Ella G. Taylor 1714 Ninth Ave., Rock Island, 111. 

•Central Missouri Mrs. T. H. LociavooD Ill N. Porter, Slater, Mo. 

Central New York. ...Mrs. L. M. Lounsbury. . . .603 LIniversity Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Mrss .Sarah J Richardson .... 1252 Derry St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Chicago German Mrs. W. E. Bletsch 382 Morain Rd.. Highland Park. III. 

Colorado Mrs. C. A. Wright 2052 Elm St., Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. .S. Heath E. 613 Mission Ave., Si)okane, Wash. 

Dakota Mrs. R. C. Ballard Madison, S. D. 

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"Delaware Mrs. A. B. Horsey Box 86, Centerville, Md. 

lies Moines Mrs. A. V. Keli.ogc. Dallas Center, la. 

Detroit Mrs. Ida M. Jackson Milfonl, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. (has. F. Smith Union, Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. H. R. Walker 328 Second St., Morristown, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. W. J. S.mitii 60 Gibson St., North East, Pa. 

"Florida Mrs. J. T. Patterson St. Augustine, Fla. 

Genesee Mrs. George V. Hatt 702 Tacoma Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

(ieorgia Mrs. E. VV. Seeds 74 E. Merritt Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

Gulf Mrs. H. C. I-Eonard. . 1013 W. Wesatch Ave., San Antonio, Tex. 

Holston Mrs. H. C. Black Johnson City, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. C. D. Weaver 250 9th Ave., E., Twin Falls, Idaho 

Illinois Mrs. W. S. Joh.nson 1402 E. Grove, Bloomington, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. E. B. Poundstone Rushville, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. J. O. Boyd Fairfield, la. 

Kansas Mrs. J. L. McCov 410 Elm St., Coflfeyville, Kan. 

Kentucky Mrs. Ernest 1'arsons Maple Ave., Somerset, Ky. 

•Lexington Mrs. R. B. Scott 2108 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, Ky. 

'Lincoln Mrs. C. S. Patton 220}/j Elgin Ave., Muskogee, Okla. 

•Little Rock Mrs. V. E. Gates Box 181, Wheatley, Ark. 

"Louisiana Mrs. Nellie V. Alston.. 516 S. Clayborne St., New (Orleans, La. 

Maine Mrs.. Ralph O. Files Fairfield, Maine 

Michigan Mrs. Thomas Ray 339 Second St., Manistee, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. L. C. Erbes 1479 W. Minnehaha St., St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. Geo. McNulty Tarkio, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. T. A. Frederick 307 Ahlerson Ave., Billings, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. M. L. Stone 2812 Woolwortb Ave., Omaha, Neb. 

Newark Miss (^race S. Floy 126 W. Grant St., Elizabeth, N. J. 

New England Mrs. N. I. Sanborn 80 Franklin St., Lynn, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. J. F. Cooper, 

East Greenwich Academy, East Greenwich, R. I. 

New Hampshire Mrs. F. P. Fletcher 17 School St., Lebanon, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. Lawrence Souder, 

1117 Collings Ave., West Collingswood, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. Frank H. Roberts 1015 Montana St., El Paso, Texas 

New York Mrs. E. B. Lease 889 St. Nicholas Ave., New York City 

New York East Mrs. Chas. E. Overholser. . 171 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

•North Carolina Mrs. L. M. Winchester. .. .609 S. Ashe St., Greensboro, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. G. S. Hillis Bathgate, N. D. 

.North Indiana Mrs. J. W. Vail 607 Madison St., Decatur, Ind. 

North Montana Mrs. Alvi n Taylor Belt, Mont. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. Harvey G. Hoak, 

14383 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. F. F. Safford. . .3215 Third Ave. So., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. P. M. Ryder 1025 Boyd St., Watertown, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . . Mrs. F. T. Wilcox 1116 Indiana Ave., La Porte, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. W. F. Goudie 3600 Orleans Ave., Sioux City, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. D. L. Wiggins Hoxie, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Mrs. W. C. Birmingham Henry, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. C. Beck 399 W 9th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. T. C. Gilmore 516 W. 20th St.. Oklahoma City. Ohio 

Oregon Mrs. j. J. Oeder 54 E. 16th St. No., Portland, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. K. S. Burnett 4725 Northwood St., Germantown, Pa 

Pittsburgh Mrs. Bessie M. Hociiswender, 

352 So. Rebecca St., Pittsburgh, Pa 

Puget Sound Mrs. E. F. Taylor 1614 12th Ave. W., Seattle, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. Geo. N. Jennings 806 N. Grove Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

•Savannah Mrs. Nono Protho 540 Perry St., Waynesboro, Ga. 

St. Johns River Mrs. E. L. Hinkley 847 Dell wood Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 

St. Louis Mrs. Frank E. Bush. ...4117 Highland Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

St. Louis German Mrs. Chas. Guenther 2613 Accomac St., St. Louis, Mo. 

•South Carolina Mrs. L. A. J. Moorer Orangeburg, S. C. 

•South Florida Mrs. C. T. Jerry Sanford, Fla. 

Southern California . . Mrs. A. G. Scudder. 

907 Wright and Callender BIdg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern German 

Southern Illinois Mrs. Olive S. Bower Albion, 111. 

Southwest Kansas . . . . Mrs. C. H. Knight 1108 No. Waco St., Wichita, Kans. 

•Tennessee Mrs. J. D. Chavis 930 First Ave. So., Nashville, Tenn. 

•Texas Mrs. A. D. Logan 912-28th St., Galveston, Texas 

Troy Mrs. C. B. Wilcox 151415th St., Troy, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa .Mrs. L. E. Goodiiile. . .30 Twelfth St., S. E., Mason City, Iowa 

•Upper Mississippi .... Mrs. E. H. McKissock Holly Springs, Miss. 

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Utah Mission Mrs. Glen B WAtkPn ri-i r c* o i. r , /^"^ ^t, , 

Vermont M„o wt \x,\It ^'^ Green St., Salt Lake City, Utah 

* WasWnion M^.' M ' ^t ^'"°'' Montpelier, Vt. 

West Ohm M • ^^^"""i- f/^' '■•'-'*• • • 1 1 19 N. Carrolton Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

•Wes Texas* m"'" p'°c ° ^^5^" Lebanon, Ohio 

Wes W^itV ^^^- w-, Sphiggs Ratliff. .430 N. Olive St., San Antonio, Texas 

West W,f • ^^'*'- ^^^'-■' ■"* '' "'^"'^'^ Mannington, W. Va. 

wfh„; „f " ^"' C^^^i^ HAzzAgD 214 Bradford St.. Platteville, Wis. 

vviimington Mrs. John H. Huffington R. 1, Hilcrest, Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. G. F. Reynolds Waupun, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. Harry C. Perkins 4 Lincoln Ave., Binghamton, N. Y. 

Wyoming State Mrs. H. E. Shepherd Douglas, Wyo. 


(Young Women's Auxiliaries and Queen Esther Circles.) 

Al''''a'"a Mrs. Margaret C. Carver. 

R. f^. Shades Cahaba High School, Birmingham, Ala. 

Arkansas Miss Ethel Rackley Pottsville Ark 

Atlanta Mrs. Addie Gill 113 Thirkield Ave., Atlanta, Ga". 

Baltimore Mrs. Henry C. Eliason 2728 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md. 

Blue Ridge Atlantic. . Beulah Whitlock Meisenheimer N. C 

California Mrs. C. W. Wise 1521 Waller St., San Francisco, Cal! 

Central German Mrs. W. H. Oetjen 451 E. 112th St., Cleveland, Ohio 

Central Illinois Mrs. H. C. Lightner 221 W. Franklin St., Monmouth, 111. 

Central Missouri Mrs. E. L. Taylor 4228a Fairfax Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

( entral New York Mrs. S. G. Houghton 15 Draper St., Wolcott, N. Y. 

( entral Pennsylvania. .Mrs. O. M. Keeper 732 West 3rd St., Williamsport, Pa. 

Central Tennessee .... Miss Ladys Crane Summertovvn, Teiin. 

^ Chicago German Mrs. Clara O. Meyer 4433 No. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Colorado Miss Catherine Reisinger 1630 Ogden St., Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. W. D. Ellis 902 Shannon Ave., Spokane, Wash. 

l^akota Mrs. Gay C. White 320 McCabe St., Mitchell, So. Dak. 

Delaware Mrs. Sadie B. Waters Bridgeville, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. Jennie E. Beyer 207 Ash Ave., Ames, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. Edwin T. Reynolds. . 1438 Buiiingame Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. B. W. Russell 56 Mountain St., Camden, Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. H. R. Walker 328 Second St. S., Morristown, Tenn. 

Krie Mrs. W. F. Bennett 508 Water St., Warren, Pa. 

Genesee Mrs. H. N. Bennett. .. 1156 No. Goodman St., Rochester, N. Y. 

Georgia Mrs. E. Mina Walker Waynesboro, Ga. 

Gulf Miss Leone Abbott 1022 Blanco St., San Antonio, Tex. 

Holston Mrs. R. L. Stapleton 719 W. Pine St., Johnson City, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. T. F. Warner 206 Eighth Ave. E., Twin Falls, Idaho 

Illinois Miss Ruth A. De Groat 1352 No. Broadway, Decatur, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. A. C. Hawn 3127 Boulevard PL, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. T. C. Kennedy Wintield, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. G. W. Ponton Ottawa, Kans. 

Kentucky Mrs. B. H. Kaighn 702 Washington Ave., Newport, Ky. 

*Lexington Mrs. Alice Boswell 331 Chestnut St., Lexington, Ky. 

* Little Rock Miss M. B. Higgins 1714 W. 2nd Ave., Pine Bluff, Ark. 

'Louisiana Mrs. Marietta T. Brown.... 605 France St., IBaton Rouge, La. 

Maine Mrs. F. H. Hall 48 Leland St., Woodfords, Me. 

Michigan Mrs. Addie McConnell R. F. D. No. 11, Charlotte, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. A. E. Nesom 298 Midway Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

Mississippi Mrs. M. A. Bi ack 1146 Hickory St., Jackson. Miss. 

Missouri Mrs. J. M. Strike 415 So. 15th, St. Joseph, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. Chas. F. Wolfe 715 E. Second St.. Butte, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. Bert L. Story Lexington, Neb. 

Newark Miss Florence Havvkes 315 W. Jersey St., Elizabeth. N. J. 

New England Mrs. P. A. Harrison 106 Bartlett St., Winter Hill, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. Robt. A. Bitgood 19 Masonic St., New London, Conn. 

New Hampshire Mrs. T. Ross Hicks 310 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, Mass. 

NewJersey Miss Mildred Oliver. .. .729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. R. F. Snapp Mountainair, N. Mex. 

New York Mrs. Millard L. Robinson ... .316 W. 79th St.. New York City 

New York East Miss Lucy M. Ellis 1231 E. 19th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

*North Carolina Mrs. M. E. Knox 40812th St.. Hickory. N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. Chas. E. Hunt 519 Third Ave., Grand Forks, N. Dak. 

North Indiana Mrs. (). L. Vance 603 No. 3rd St., Decatur, Ind. 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. R. D. Main 212 W. 37th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. T. M. Weaver 218 Second Ave., Frankfort, N. Y. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. D. W. Merrell 315 So. 4th St., Steubenville, O. 

Northwest Indiana . . .Mrs. C. T. Jewett 457 No. Center St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. R. A. Quinn 3908 Sixth Ave., Sioux City, Iowa 

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Northwest Kansas Mrs. M. R. Starbuck 210 W. 13th St., Goodland, Kans. 

Ohio Mrs. J. K. Walter 95 E. Sth St., Chillicothe, O. 

Oklahoma Mrs. J. Kelsiy McC'lure 420 Elm St., Stillwater, Okla. 

Oregon Mr.s. H. H. Vandervok 435 No. Winter St., Salem, Ore 

Philadelphia Miss Hannah P. Miller 1932 Wallace St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

I'ittsburgh Mrs. Arthur Taylor 152 Schoenmaker Ave., Monessen, Pa. 

Porto Rican Mrs. T. C. Murray San Juan, P. R. 

Puget Sound Mrs. Blanche Benedict 1500 C St., Vancouver, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. Robt. E. Perrego 5657 Race Ave., Chicago, III! 

St. Johns River Mrs. C. E. Riioads 2146 Perry St., Jacksonville, 'pla! 

St. Louis Mrs. U. J. Ja.mes 3347 Harrison St., Kansas City,' Mo! 

St. Louis German Miss Hanna Mammen Emden, 111. 

"Savannah Mrs. E. M. Walker Waynesboro,' Ga. 

Southern California ..Mrs. Byron Wilson 433 So. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. Iva E. Reed 611 Washington Ave., Cairo, 111. 

South Dakota Mrs. R. A. Lawson Brooking, S. Dak! 

Southwest Kansas Mrs. C. M. Gray 1403 No. Main St., Hutchinson, Kans. 

'Tennessee Mrs. W. B. Crenshaw. .437 E. College St., Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

•Texas Mrs. J. L. Harrison 1217 Wilson St., Houston, Tex. 

Troy Mrs. G. A. Harper 226 Jay St., Albany, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa Mrs. Floyd R. Maynard Rowley, Iowa 

*Upper Mississippi ....Mrs. M. E. Pulliam Sardis, Miss. 

Utah Mission Mrs. Julia Panek....51 W. Roberts Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Vermont Mrs. Chas. W. Moore 55 Bishop St.. St. Albans, Vt. 

'Washington Miss Edna Bowie 1800-llth St. N. W., Washington, D. C. 

West Ohio Mrs. Foss Zartman 135 So. Jameson Ave., Lima, O. 

*West Texas Mrs. M. M. Sandford Route 4, Box 159a, Waco, Tex. 

West Virginia Mrs. H. D. Clark Box 26, Buckhannon, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. E. C. Dixon 231 So. Sth St., La Crosse, Wis. 

West German Mrs. G. Blank* Enterprise, Kans. 

Wilmington Mrs. W. H. Reeves 2312 Market St., Wilmington, Del. 

\\'isconsin Mrs. J. C. Wolf 1367 Stowell Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. E. A. Martin 919 Sunset Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Wyoming State Mrs. Hubert Webster Thermopolis, Wyo. 


(Home Guards and Mothers' Jewels.) 

Alaska Miss Olive Smith Unalaska, Alaska 

Alabama Mrs. George Sharits 203 Crews St., Birmingham, Ala. 

'Atlanta Mrs. J. C. Cunningham 95 Carter St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore Mrs. Louis G. Klein. .. .3822 Barrington Rd., Forest Park, Md. 

California Mrs. Fran k Dawson Placerville, Cal. 

Central German Mrs. C. E. Severinghaus. . .201 1 Baird Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio 

Central Illinois Mrs. W. W. Thompson Macomb, 111. 

'Central Missouri Mrs. J. B. Walker 506 S. 19th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 

Central New York. . . . Mrs. E. E. Benson Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Mrs. S. D. Wilson 61 Balm St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Chicago German Mrs. Ruth Zipprich 4852 Kenmore Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Colorado Mrs. W. E. Rogers ; Sterling, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. J. H. Mower 305 Waverly PL, Spokane, Wash. 

Dakota Mrs. H. F. Shultz Viola P. O., Wessington Springs, S. D. 

'Delaware Mrs. Blanche R. Cuff 308 E. 14th St., Wilmington, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. J. M. Williams Boone, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. Harland P. White Owosso, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. B. W. Russell 56 Mountain St., Camden, Me. 

'East Tennessee Mrs. Linda Drake 235 Temperance St., Kno.xville, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. Myrtle Skiff. . .■ 60 West Main St., North East, Pa. 

'Florida Mrs. C. B. Crider Sebring, Fla. 

Genesee Mrs. F. M. Edler 1 66 Huntington Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gulf Mrs. Henry Jungama Alvin. Tex. 

Holston Mrs. T. S. Harmon Newport, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. C. D. Rush 516 Filmore St., Caldwell, Idaho 

Illinois Miss Aileen Day Moweaqua, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. John Gambrel Princeton, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. Fred Dimmitt. . .402 W. Woodland Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. Chas. L. Frye. . . .1238 Rowland Ave., Kansas City, Kans. 

Kentucky Mrs. O. G. Peterson 106 College Ave., Somerset, Ky. 

•Lexington Miss Myrtle Willette 641 W. 4th St., Cincinnati, O. 

•Little Rock Mrs. R. Mack Caldwell 807 Jefferson St., Van Buren, Ark. 

•Louisiana Mrs. A. Basset Alexandria, L» 

Maine Miss Gladys A. Marsden 756 Forest Ave., Woodf ords. Me. 

Michigan Mrs. E. A. Fowler South Haven, Mich 

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Minnesota Mrs. J. C. Larkin 401 Ashland Ave.. St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. S. A. Wanless St. Joseph, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. E. J. Blackwood 314 Alderson Ave., Billings, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. B. M. Roiirbaugh 314 E. 15th St., University PI., Neb. 

Newark Miss Mary E. Doolittle 93 Orange St., Irvington, N. J. 

New England Mrs. Walter C. Perkins. .214 Lincoln Ave., Cliftondale, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. S. S. Blaisdell 151 Atlantic Ave., Providence, R. I. 

New Hampshire Mrs. E. S. Tasker 649 State St., Portsmouth, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. (). C. Ai-car 23 Church St., Keansburg, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. R. F. Snapp Mountainair, N. Mex. 

New York Mrs. Carl Von Storcu 34 Eairview St., Yonkers, N. Y. 

New York East Mrs. C. J. Burgess 30 Brownell Ave., Hartford, Conn. 

North Carolina Mrs. Lizzie Bell 1018 Watkins St., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. L Bird 1131 Eleventh St., Fargo, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. V. G. Carter Russiaville, Ind. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. J. W. Dowds 905 Beatty Ave., Cambridge, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota ..Mrs. Emma C. Hoy 1402 Spruce PI., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. Addie Backus 36 Court St., Canton, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana ...Mrs. E. W. Dedelow 32 W. William St., Hammond, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. W. H. Welch Lehigh, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. A. M. Dixon..! Kensington, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Mrs. O. S. Baker Chadron, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. E. L. Price Circleville, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. Horace F. Patton Hobart, Okla. 

Oregon Mrs. E. C. Miller 155 S. 19th St., Salem, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. S. B. Goff 1317 N. 60th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. Raymond Willey 6516 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. H. P. French 1531 E. 63rd St., Seattle, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. C. E. Marhaver 3514 W. Adams St., Chicago, 111. 

St. Johns River Mrs. Raymond Derr Arlington, Ala. 

St. Louis Mrs. W. R. Irwin 6215 Elizabeth St.. St. Louis, Mo. 

*South Carolina Mrs. Robert L. Fields Charleston, S. C. 

Southern California ..Mrs. Joseph Hughes 542 Boyle St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. J. W. Webster Gillespie. 111. 

Southwest Kansas .... Mrs. W. M. Austi n Coldwater, Kans. 

•Tennessee Mrs. W. B. Crenshaw Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

'Texas Miss Fannie A. Butler 71312th St., Galveston, Tex. 

Troy Mrs. W. J. Hemstreet 45-2nd St.. Gloversville, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa Mrs. P. J. Plane Independence, Iowa 

*L^pper Mississippi . . . .Mrs. M. C. Pulliam Sardis, Miss. 

Utah Mrs. Julia Panek. . . .51 W. Roberts Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Vermont Mrs. D. C. Jones Waterbury, Vt. 

•Washington Mrs. Mamie P. Thomas 2606 Center St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

West Ohio Mrs. E. C. Walker Carey, Ohio 

*West Texas Mrs. L. E. Gilmer Belton, Tex. 

West Virginia Miss Leota Wilson Short Creek. W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. Philip Eden 202 N. Pickney St., Madison, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. N. Blanche Price. .. .2400 Monroe St., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. W. F. Zarvvell Beaver Dam, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. C. R. Hickok 103 Grand Blvd., Binghamton, N. Y. 

Wyoming State Mrs. G. T. Goodrich Wheatland, Wyo. 


Arkansas Mrs. I. W. Torrence Bentonville, Ark. 

•Atlanta Mrs. Emma Howard 40 Chamberlin St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore Mrs. Hamilton P. Fox 753 Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. 

California Mrs. E. P. F. Dearborn ... 3 City Hall Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 

Central Illinois Mrs. F. W. Disbrow Bloomington, HI. 

Central Missouri Mrs. Mabel Warrick 1708 E. 28th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Central New York Mrs. W. Somers 22 Westlake Ave., Auburn, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Mrs. J. M. Bech Alexandria, Pa. 

Chicago German Mrs. John Goldenstein 4212 N. Whipple St., Chicago, III. 

Colorado Mrs. M. B. Moses 2226 S. Grant St.. Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. G. Armentrout. . . . 1 117 Fourteenth Ave., Spokane, Wash. 

•Delaware Mrs. L. M. Moore 47 S. Queen St., Dover, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. Mary E. Johnson 408 Marion St., Boone, Iowa 

Detroit Miss Margaret Sutton 820 Oxford Rd., Ann Arbor. Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. J. A. Weed Ellsworth. Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. L. H. Weems Vaughn St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. C. C. Davis Union City, Pa. 

Genesee Mrs. W. De Witt Folger Clarence, N. Y. 

Holston Mrs. T. M. Melkar Athens, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. "C. E. Deal Filer, Idaho 

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Illinois Mrs. E. K. Towle 901 W. California St., Urbana, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. D. W. Wilson Seymour, Ind. 

Iowa Miss Bertha Dixon Burlington, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. T. C. Whiteker 1206 W. Tenth, Topeka, Kans. 

Kentucky Mrs. E. N. Handv R. F. D. 3, Covington, Ky. 

•Le.xington Mrs. F. S. Delanev 1540 Massachusetts St., Gary, Ind. 


•Little Rock Mrs. E. J. Sherrill 128 Robin St., Hot Springs, Ark. 

Maine Mrs. H. G. McGlauflin South Paris, Me. 


-Minnesota Mrs. W. F. Aull 1143 Portland Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. E. L. Robison Trenton, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. N. E. Church 816 Hemlock St., Helena, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. C. T. Peacock Plattsmouth, Neb. 

Newark Mrs. A. Van Tassell. . . .72 Williamson Ave., Bloonifield, N. .T. 

New England Mrs. J. B. Cummings 67 Eastern Ave., Worcester, Mass. 

New England Southern.MRS. J. Doud Hastings, Mich. 

New Hampshire Mrs. Ada G. Wells 4 Arlington PI., Haverhill, Masf. 

New Jersey Mrs. G. H. Neal 324 Atlantic Ave.. Atlantic City, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. E. E. Sands East Las Vegas, N. Mex. 

New York Mrs. C. F. Fraim 244 E. 86th St., New York City 

New York East Miss Eleanor Sievwright 96 Hicks St.. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

*North Carolina Mrs. Emma Waugh R. 1, Box 29, Randleman, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. F. W. Heidel 605 Normal Ave., Valley City, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. W. R. Faber Jonesboro, Ind. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. Howard Miller 742 Main St.. Coshocton, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. N. A. Wife 2609 Emerson Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York ..Miss B. Elizabeth Strong Turin, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . .Mrs. I. N. Miller Romney, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. A. F. Mover Clear Lake, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. J. A. Marrs Beloit, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Mrs. E. L. Torrence Bassett, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. E. L. Todd Ironton, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. L. L. Manlove Yale, Okla. 

Oregon Mrs. A. A. Underhill McMinnville, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. Melvin P. Burns Pomona Terrace, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. Chas. Schuster 258 Travella Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. H. P. French 1531 E. 63rd St., Seattle, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. F. E. Thornton 2524 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 111. 

St. Johns River Mrs. C. F. Dahm 16 W. Monroe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

*South Carolina Mrs. Janie Bacoat Darlington, S. C. 

Southern California. .. Mrs. Wesley Wright, 

907 Wright and Callender Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. S. S. Ritciiey 439 South St., Pinckneyville, 111. 

Southwest Kansas . . . . Mrs. R. R. Moore 1S02 N. Lawrence St.. Wichita, Kans. 

•Tennessee Mrs. Eva Price Box 90, Shelbyville, Tenn. 

•Texas Mrs. M. Blacknell Bellville, Tex. 

Troy Mrs. A. D. Wait 22 Lincoln Ave., Cohoes, N. Y. 

L'pper Iowa Mrs. G. W. Keisel French Ave., Dubuque, Iowa 

Vermont Mrs. Alma Bugbee Morrisville, Vt. 

•Washington Mrs. Lula B. Minor. 1639 Fourth St. N. W., Washington, D. C. 

West Ohio Mrs. Thomas Warr Hamilton, Ohio 

West Virginia Mrs. Frank Furber Mannington, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. H. T. Ralph Montfort, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. Chas. W. Staats 2312 Market St., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. C. E. Taylor Beaver Dam, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. J. Warren Knedler Moscow, Pa. 

Wyoming State Mrs. j. A. McClellan Wheatland, Wyo. 


Alabama Mrs. Jasper Bynu.m Oneonta, Ala. 

•Atlanta Mrs. J: A. Mitchell 15 S. Lee St., Atlanta. Ga. 

Baltimore Mrs. Harry L'nderwood. . . .3153 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Wash., D. C. 

California Mrs. S. F. Calbraitii 522 Ashbury St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Central Alabama Mrs. Etter Bell Limeville, Ala. 

Central German Mrs. Selma H. Rideout 81 Beech St., Berea. Ohio 

Central Illinois Mrs. L. F. Baldwin 603 Grove, Pontiac, 111. 

Central Missouri Mrs. S. E. Boiiannon 1816 Goode St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Central New York Mrs. C. M. Ruggles 76 Elizabeth St., Oneida, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. .Mrs. John Rudisill 432 Lincoln St., York, Pa. 

Colorado Mrs. E. W. 2100 S. Josephine St., Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. Wm. Morgariedge Moscow, Idaho 

Dakota Mrs. O. E. Cassen 202 Third Ave. W., Mitchell, S. D. 

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Delaware Mrs. M. L. Friend R. D. Box 30, Federalsburg, Md. 

Des Moines Mrs. Mary Rusk 507 N. C. St., Indianola, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. J. R. Waters Ill llazlewood Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

East Maine Mrs. J. A. Weed Ellsworth, Me. 

•East Tennessee Mrs. Jessie Stephens 2104 Walker St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Erie Mrs. J. A. Drake 138 Park St., New Castle, Pa. 

•Florida Mrs. Madie Gordon Waldo, Fla. 

Genesee Mrs. B. U. Taylor 407 W. Sullivan, Olean, N. Y. 


Holston Mrs. J. M. Currier .610 E. Hill St., Nashville, Tenn. 

Honolulu Mrs. C. L. Force 1030 King St., Honolulu, H. T. 

Idaho Mrs. H. K. Wallis Joseph, Ore. 

Illinois Mrs. F. T. Peters 127 E. Dale Blvd., Springfield, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. Clyde Peasley Aurora, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. W. N. Shaw Wellman, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. F. A. Hawke 930 Pierre St., Manhattan, Kans. 

Kentucky Mrs. R. S. Webb, Sr R. D, 6, Lexington, Ky. 

Lexington Mrs. I. G. Penn, Jr 531 S. 15th St., Louisville, Ky. 

Little Rock Mrs. A. T. Stephens Van Buren, Ark. 

Louisiana Mrs. E. M. Harris Washington, La. 

Maine Mrs. C. H. Atkins 85 Highland Ave., Gardiner, Me. 

Michigan Miss Nellie Chase 827 Broadway, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. C. R. Albee 704-2nd St., Faribault, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. E. D. Douglas Rock Port, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. John Sewell 3 N. Washington St., Butte, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. E. J. T. Connolly University Place, Neb. 

Newark Mrs. A. D. Vreeland 459-15th St., Paterson, N. J. 

New England Mrs. W. O. Tiiiery 34 Central St., Somerville, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. David A. Bridge Hazardville, Conn. 

New Hampshire Miss Cassie M. Colby 802 S. Beech St., Manchester, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. L. Shepherd Pitman, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. Ed. Phillips Raton, Tex. 

New York Mrs. LeRoy Kimball 144 E. 36th St., New York City 

New York East Mrs. J. W. Potter 115 Woodside Drive, Waterbury, Conn. 

•North Carolina Mrs. Mattie A. Pagan 34 Hazzard St., Asheville, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. F. B. Kruse LaMoure, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. W. W. Rohrer % New Paris, Ind. 

North Montana Mrs. H. H. Maher Whitefish, Mont. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. Newton Kellogg 1682 Burt St., Alliance, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. A. C. Kaufman 2426 Garfield, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . .Mrs. F. A. Smith Antwerp, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . . Mrs. Clara Peglow 608 Maple St., LaPorte, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. J. L. Peterson 832 Water St., Webster City, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. E. A. Monteith Hoxie, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. . .Mrs. F. O. Winslow Gering, Neb. 

Oh'o Mrs. C. M. Lott 138 E. No. Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. Chas. Farren 1601 S. Cheyenne, Tulsa, Okla. 

'Oregon Mrs. H. M. Durkheimer 175 So. 19th St., Salem, Ore. 

Philadelphia Mrs. E. S. Gault 759 No. 43rd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. Flora Irwin 414 Eleventh Ave., McKeesport, Pa. 

Porto Rico Mrs. J. C. Murray P. O. Box 966, San Juan, P. R. 

Puget Sound Mrs. J. A. Greene 3104 W. McGraw, Seattle, Wash. 

^Rock River Mrs. F. P. Ray 2122 W. 108th Place, Chicago, 111. 

•Savannah ' Mrs. Ella Parkhurst 2503 Harden St., Savannah, Ga. 

St. Johns River Mrs. C. B. G. Fox R. F. D. 1, Box 208, So. Jacksonville, Fla. 

St. Louis Mrs. L. W. Porter 707 Poplar St., Carthage, Mo. 

♦South Carolina Mrs. D. J. Sanders Box 525, Bamberg, S. C. 

Southern California . . Mrs. G. W. Clark R. 1, Box 568, Long Beach, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. J. P. VanDusen 428 N. 14th St., E. St. Louis, 111. 

Southwest Kansas .... Mrs. F. M. Borders 218 E. Harvey St.. Wellington, Kans. 

Tennessee Mrs. Martha Ensley 2803 W. Hill, Nashville, Tenn. 

Texas \ Mrs. Ella Mae Blue 86 Tudor St., Orange, Tex. 

Troy Miss Mary P. Sleicher 710 Madison St., Albany, N. Y. 

Upper Iowa ." Miss Mary O. Dem arias Grundy Centre, Iowa 

Upper Mississippi Mrs. N. R. Clay Amory, Miss. 

Utah Mission Miss Anna Dunn 475-25th St., Ogden, LTtah 

Vermont Mrs. Tackson Tones Groton, Vt. 

Washington Mrs. Ida M. Hilton 554 Dolphin St., Baltimore, Md. 

West Ohio . Mrs. F. A. Hartley 17 W. College Ave., Springfield, Ohio 

West Texas Mrs. E. Spriggs Ratliff..430 N. Olive Ave., San Antonio, Tex. 

West Virginia . 'Mrs E J. Westfall Charleston, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs O. E. Gray 212 Bagley Ave., Platteville, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. C. T. Harry 917 W. 9th St., Wilmington, Del. 

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Wisconsin Mrs. F. A. Griffey 528 So. River St.. Janesville, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. James E. Heckel 525 Taylor Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Wyoming State Mrs. W. J. Morsch Douglas, Wyo. 


California Mrs. W. C. Robins 5251 Wentworth Ave., Melrose, Cal. 

Central German Mrs. W. H. Metzner Pleasant Valley, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Central Illinois Mrs. Fletcher De Ci.ark 233 N. Center, Geneseo, 111. 

•Central Missouri Mrs. L. V. Fowler 2906 Lucas St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Central New York Mrs. C. A. Wilson 806 Holdridge St., Elniira, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Miss Rachel B. Waring 1204 Cameron Ave., Tyrone, Pa. 

Chicago German Miss Christine Jociium 824 Center St., Chicago. III. 

Colorado Mrs. Price Johnson 345 Lincoln St., Denver, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. Wm. Bach S515 Sheridan, Spokane, Wash. 

Dakota Mrs. C. E. Matteson Sioux Falls, S. D. 

Delaware Mrs. M. E. Holland 306 North St., Milford, Del. 

Des Moines Mrs. T. M. Wilson 1409-23rd St., Des Moines, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. H. A. Lkeson \bin Brooklyn Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Erie Mrs. J. H. Boyles Box 303, Emlenton, Pa. 

,* East Tennessee Mrs. Edna Gardner R. F. D. 4, Pulaski, Va. 

Genesee Mrs. J. D. King 145 Kenwood Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 

Gulf Mrs. S. J. Manning 3401 S. Pressa St., San Antonio, Tex. 

Holston Mrs. Frank Parrott Newport, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. L. C. Schneider R. F. D. 2, Twin Falls, Idaho 

Illinois Mrs. S. L. Payne 936 N. Union St., Decatur, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. Frank R. Woolley Bloomington, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. Susie Kramer Batavia, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. J. B. Vernon Cherry vale, Kans. 

Kentucky Miss Nannie Porter 9 Euclid Ave., Ludlow, Ky. 

•Lexington Mrs. Martha Walton 901 E. 48th St., Chicago, 111. 

'Lincoln Mrs. Alice Williams Muskogee, Okla. 

"Little Rock Mrs. D. A. McArn Van Buren, Ark. 

Maine Mrs. Charlotte K. Beem 70 Lawn Ave., Woodfords, Me. 

Michigan Mrs. Carrie L. Gardner. .. 1124 Kingsley Court, Lansing, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. W. O. Hillman 296 Dewey Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. W. C. Barlow Bethany, Mo. 

Montana Mrs. I. I. Scott 1215 Vine, Missoula, Mont. 

Nebraska Mrs. J. A. Piper 1731 D St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Newark Miss Jennie E. Laughlin. .157 Virginia Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 

New England Mrs. E. E. Tinker 15 Winter St., Somerville, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. J. S. Bridgford 415 Pearl St., Brockton, Mass. 

New Hampshire Mrs. Wm. Thompson 20 Russell Ave., Nashua, N. H. 

New Jersey Mrs. Laura Perinchtef Brielle, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. H. M. Merkel Maxwell, N. M. 

New York Mrs. Milton Wintermute. .840 West End Ave., N. Y. City 

New York East Miss Julia Stelle 809 Ave. I, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

"North Carolina Mrs. Cora Burroughs Charlotte, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. A. Roe Cando, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. Ward Painter Middletown, Ind. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. Ciias. Larkins. .307 Thompson Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. A. E. Hammond. . .2015 Aldrich Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. Geo. Bullock Dolgeville, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . . Mrs. Asa Hooper 372 Adams St., Gary, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. Peter Thompson Lu Verne, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. H. C. Atkin Glen Elder, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. ..Mrs. W. C. Birmingham Henry, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. I. A. Morris 77 Taylor Ave., Columbus, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. Belle Murray 1515 Easton Place, Tulsa, Okla. 

Oregon .Miss Mary Crawford 1635 E. Morrison St., Portland, Ore. 

Philadelphia Miss Anna R. Taylor... 520 E. Sedgwick St., Germantown, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Mrs. W. H. Jackson. .. 1201 Murray Hill Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. W. C. Bell 2901 N. 21st St., Tacoma, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. Edwin Price 529 Lee St., Evanston, 111. 

St. Johns River Mrs. S. E. Idleman 120 W. Monroe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

St. Louis Mrs. G. H. Roose 5741 McPherson St., St. Louis, Mo. 

*South Carolina Mrs. J. A. Jones 40 Washington St., Sumter, S. C. 

Southern California . . Mrs. C. M. Neely 536 Brittania St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. Rufus Grant 1 Grant PI., Mt. Vernon, 111. 

Southwest Kansas . . . .Mrs. David 139 Chautauqua Ave., Wichita, Kans. 

•Tennessee Mrs. L. C. Ward Christiansburg, Va. 

*Texas Mrs. K. E. Summers Bryan, Tex. 

Troy Mrs. Wm. H. Flint 43 Hamilton Ave., Plattsburg, N. Y. 

* Negro Conferences. 

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Upper Iowa Mrs. Mabel Merriss Ionia, Iowa 

*Ui)per Mississippi .... Mrs. M. K. Ferguson Columbus, Miss. 

Utah Mission Mrs. C. T. McDaniel 785 First Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Vermont Mrs. V. A.. Irish Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

•Washington Mrs. Ida Norris 1939 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

West Ohio Mrs. A. J. Moses 312 E. 6th St., Middletown, Ohio 

West Virginia Mrs. Laura Wincher 830 Main St., Wheeling, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. G. Hoskins Darlington, Wis. 

Wilmington Mrs. Willis Overdeer 1703 West St., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. F. W. HouGirrON 76 Warren Ave., Wauwatosa, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. J. H. . . 15 No. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 


Raltimofe Mrs. C. W. Boiiannon . . 32,M2th .St. S. W., Washington, D. C. 

California Mrs. Rose Cavis 2643 Hilhegas Ave., Berkeley, Cal. 

Central Illinois Mrs. E. C. Zook Fairbury, 111. 

Central Missouri Mrs. M. A. Ford 1601 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Central New York. ... Mrs. T. li. McKinney 48 Jefferson Ave., Geneva, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania. . Mrs. W. Emerson Karns Tyrone, Pa. 

Colorado Mrs. Walter D. Cole Boulder, Colo. 

Columbia River Mrs. W. N. Skid.more Pullman, Wash. 

'Delaware Mrs. L. B. Jewett 607 Poplar Hill Ave., Salisbury, Md. 

Des Moines Mrs. J. F. Hillhouse Delphos, Iowa 

Detroit Mrs. G. V. Hoard 3991 Fourteenth Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Erie Mrs. J. L. Stratton 411 Hans Ave., New Castle, Pa. 

'East Tennessee Mrs. W. L. Sanders 416 Fourth St., Bristol, Va. 

Genesee Mrs. F. L. Thornberrv 433-7th St., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Holston Mrs. Rosa B. Mvers...805 Madison Ave. N. W., Roanoke, Va. 

Idaho Mrs. Zola Samsel Idaho Falls, Idaho 

Illinois Mrs. Gerrv B. Dudley 895-7th St., Charleston, 111. 

Indiana Mrs. W. Cissna Indianapolis, Ind. 

Iowa Mrs. W. H. Perdue Ottumwa, Iowa 

Kansas Mrs. I. N. Rigney Manhattan, Kans. 

Kentucky Miss Alice Seciirist 157 W. Linden Ave., Ludlow, Ky. 

'Lexington Mrs. Lucy Hayden 1840 Boulevard PI., Indianapolis, Ind. 

•Little Rock Mrs. F. E. Darby Cotton Plant, Ark. 

Maine Mrs. W. F. Whitney Biddeford, Me. 

Michigan Mrs. Etta S. Shaw... 1706 Division Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Minnesota Mrs. B. C. Gillis Rochester. Minn. 

Missouri Mrs. C. S. Young Green City, Mo. 

Nebraska Mrs. J. B. Stoner Arnold, Neb. 

Newark Mrs. "F. D. Harkrader 139 Dudley Ave., Westtield, N. J. 

New England Mrs. H. L. Platt 10 Auburn PI., Brookline, Mass. 

New England Southern. Mrs. E. V. Claytool 110 Smith St., Edgewood, R. I. 

New .Jersey Mrs. L. Meloney 417 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. Zoe A. Kynett 302 S. Edith St., Albuquerque, N. M. 

New York Mrs. W. P. Westi.ake Middle Hope, N. Y. 

New York East Mrs. Geo. E. Bishop 1018 Madison St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

North Carolina Mrs. Mattie Dalton R. 3, Box 72, Madison, N. C. 

North Dakota Mrs. F. B. Kruse LaMoure, N. D. 

North Indiana Mrs. M. A. Harlan 811 W. Oak St., Union City, Ind. 

North Montana Mrs. W. E. Brann Lavina, Mont. 

Northeast Ohio Mrs. D. U. Boyd 127 Park Ave., Coshocton, Ohio 

Northern Minnesota . . Mrs. Crawford Grays Litchfield, Minn. 

Northern New York . .Mrs. A. C. Loucks Conifer, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana . . .Mrs. E. W. Stucker Rensselaer, N. Y. 

Northwest Iowa Mrs. R. B. Beach Fort Dodge, Iowa 

Northwest Kansas Mrs. F. N. Stelson Glasco, Kans. 

Northwest Nebraska. . . Miss Minerva Cartwrigiit Whitney, Neb. 

Ohio Mrs. T. J. Alexander Delaware, Ohio 

Oklahoma Mrs. Carrie Brian Newkirk, Okla. 

Oregon Mrs. E. T. SwaFford 190 So. 17th St., Salem, Ore. 

Philadelphia Miss M." E. Wells 632 W. 32nd St., West Philadelphia, Pa. 

Puget Sound Mrs. F. C. Thomp.son Walville, Wash. 

Rock River Mrs. E. R. Thomas 541 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 111. 

St. I>ouis Mrs. H. H. Martin 1533 N. Grant Ave., Springfield, Mo. 

Southern California . . Mrs. Chas. Dysen 620 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Southern Illinois Mrs. J. E. McCracken Ramsey, 111. 

Southwest Kansas ... .Mrs. Lewis Moore .1635 S. Topeka St., Wichita, Kans. 

Upper Iowa Mrs. M. J. Locke Marion, Iowa 

Upper Mississippi .... Mrs. Amy Johnson Corinth, Miss. 

•Washington Mrs. Jeanette Jen kins 30-2nd Street, Annapolis, Md. 

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West Ohio Mrs. Hough Houston Springfield, Ohio 

West Virginia Mrs. Jessie McAdams Wheeling, W. Va. 

West Wisconsin Mrs. L. W. Hounsel Lancaster, Wis. 

VViiniington Mrs. E. McIntyre 825 Clayton St., Wilmington, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. W. D. Cox 561 Eighteenth Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Wyoming Mrs. Laura S. Patterson Dallas, Pa. 


Alabama Mrs. J. I. Armstrong Cullman, AI.t. 

'Atlanta Mrs. J. C. Cunnincha.m 99 Carter St., Atlanta, da. 

Kaltimore Mrs. J. Phelps Hand 3402 Garrison Ave., Baltimore, Mtl. 

Central Alabama Mrs. Mary Oatm an Lafayette, Ala. 

Central New York. .. .Mrs. D. J. Chrysler Marcellus, N. Y. 

Central Pennsylvania.. .Mrs. James W. Lowtuer 618 Martin St., Bellwood, Pa. 

Colorado Mrs. George W. Ridley Grand Junction. Colo. 

•Delaware Mrs. Mary Laws Box 312, Bridgeville, Del; 

Erie Mrs. J. A. Lyons Punxsutawney, Pa. 

flolston Mrs. George W. Pendergrass, 

820 Forest Ave., North Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Idaho Mrs. M. A. Vognild Pocatello, Idaho 

Illinois Mrs. W. G. Turney Cowden, III. 

Kansas Mrs. Ford Robinette Kansas City, Kans. 

Kentucky Mrs. Frank Tyree Catlettsburg, Ky. 

•Lexington Mrs. Charlotte Washington .. .210 W. 5th St., Lexington, Ky. 

•Little Rock Mrs. D. H. E. Harris Cotton Plant, Ark. 

Maine Mrs. C. G. Davenport 289 State St., Portland. Me. 

Nebraska Mrs. R. B. Hayes Plattsmouth, Neb. 

Newark Miss Ada M. Cook 4 East St., Jersey City, N. J. 

.New England Southern. Mrs. A. W. Rogers 303 Williams St., New London, Conn. 

New Jersey Mrs. Merritt Jennings Woodbury, N. J. 

New Mexico Mrs. S. A. Bright 608 No. 11th St., Albuquerque, N. M. 

New York Mrs. Le Roy Kimbali 144 E. 36th St., New York City 

•North Carolina Miss Alline Cox Box 324, Ashcboro, N. C. 

-North Indiana Mrs. F. E. Day 251 E. Washington .St., Huntington, Ind. 

Northern New York . . Mrs. E. D. Beslev Rome, N. Y. 

Northwest Indiana ... .Mrs. A. L. Brandenburg Drawer 2, Darlington, Ind. 

Northwest Iowa Miss Ida Jordan 1308 Nebraska St., Sioux City, Iowa 

-Northwest Kansas Mrs. G. L. Rarick Glenn Elder, Kans. 

Oregon Mrs. A. C. Bohrnstedt 1775 Fairmount St., Salem, Ore. 

Puget Sound Mrs. R. R. Sterling 107 E. 43rd St., Seattle, Wash. 

•Savannah Mrs. Mollie E. Floyd 701-44th St., West, Savannah, Ga. 

•.South Carolina Miss M. L. Williams 36 Council St., Sumter, S. C. 

•Washington Mrs. Minnie Harvey. .. .2224 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Wilmington Mrs. Charles N. Bradway Greenbank, Del. 

Wisconsin Mrs. M. J. Sandborn 777 Durkee St., Appleton, Wis. 

Negro Conferences. 



Lavinia Wallace Young Mission (Orphanage), Nome, Alaska: 
Rev. W. F. Baldwin, Superintendent. 
Mrs. W. F. Baldwin, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Inez Walthall. Missionary. 
Miss Mary Green, Sewing Teacher. 
Miss Beth Stewart, Kindergartner. 
Miss Emma McCleery, Matron. 
Miss lone Ross, Teacher. 

Maynard-Columbus Hospital, Nome, Alaska: 
Miss Bertha Saville, Superintendent. 
Miss Mabel Rains, Nurse. 
Miss Edna Murray, Nurse. 
Miss Julia Berg, Nurse. 
Miss Mary Cochran, Housekeeper. 

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Jesso Lee, Unalaska, Alaska: 

Dr. A. W. Newhall, Superintendent. 

Mrs. A. W. Newhall, Assistant Superintendent. 

Miss Mary Winchell, Matron. 

Miss Olive Smith, Boys' Matron. 

Miss McLeod, Sewing Teacher. 

Miss McMillen, Cooking Teacher. 

Mr. Nels, Drug Boys' Worker. 

ANTHRACITE SLAVONIC MISSION, 344-346 W. First St., Hazelton, Pa. 

Miss Phoebe Geyer, Superintendent. 
Miss Florence Johnston, Kindergartner. 
Unity Mission, Berwick, Pa.: 

Miss Edith Orvis, Superintendent. 
Miss Ethel Horsfield, Assistant. 


Mothers' Jewels Home: 

Mr. Burwell Spurlock, Superintendent Emeritus. 

Rev. John Calvert, Superintendent. 

Mrs. Agnes A. Calvert, Assistant Superintendent. 

Miss Anna Moore, Teacher of Lower Grades. 

Miss Marion Coville, Teacher of Music. 

Miss Furman, Teacher of Kindergarten and Matron of Older Girls. 

Mrs. Emma Culbertson, Matron of Younger Girls. 

Miss Florence Smith, Matron of Older Boys. 

Miss Pearl Bartholomew, Matron of Younger Boys. 

Mrs. Mary A. Stewart, Matron of Baby-fold. 

Miss Mazie Hoffman, Teacher of Sewing. 

Miss Ella Hoffman, Teacher of Domestic Science. 

Miss Hattie Hemberry, Head of Dining-room and Assistant Cook. 

Miss Mae McVey, Helper. 

Mrs. Dora Farrell, Laundress. 

Mr. Amby Dolly, Farmer. 

Orvell Dolly, Janitor and Gardener. 

Peek Orphanage, Polo, III. : 

, Superintendent. 

Mr. Carl Fulkerson, Farmer. 
Mrs. Carl Fulkerson, Housekeeper. 

Sager-Brown Orphanage, Baldwin, La. : 

Miss Johanna Busk, Superintendent. 

Mrs. Karlene McLaurin, Matron. 

Mrs. D. M. McDonald, Teacher of Grades. 

Mrs. Charlotte Johnson, Teacher of Primary Department. 

Mrs. Josephine Achile, Cook. 

Miss Pocohontas Penter, Laundress. 

Mr. Toby Thomas, Janitor and Farmer. 

Watts de Peyster Home, TivoH, N. Y. : 

Miss I. M. Wharton, Superintendent. 

Mrs. E. Atlee, Assistant Superintendent. 

Miss Etta Morley, Teacher of Upper Grades. 

Miss Dorothy Wharton, Teacher of Lower Grades. 

Miss E. Miller, Teacher of Sewing. 

Miss E. Barrett, Industrial Teacher. 

Miss L. Loomis, Teacher of Domestic Science. 

Mr. Wni. Wilson, Farmer. 

Mr. Joseph Wisnienski, Assistant Farmer. 


Chinese Home, 940 Washington St., San Francisco, Cal. : 

Mrs. Ida Merritt, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Robbins, Matron. 
Miss Fannie Adams, Kindergartner. 
Miss Grace Weston, Kindergartner. 
Mrs. Lai, Bible Woman. 


Medical Mission, 36 Hull St., Boston, Mass.: 

Miss Sara Pepperman, Superintendent. 
Miss Elvira Cragin, Head Nurse. 
Dr. J. F. Cooper, Physician. 
Miss De Gregorie, Interpreter. 

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Campbell Settlement, 2244 Washington St., Gary, Ind.: 
Rev. Buel E. Horn, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Buel E. Horn, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Nellie Metcalf, Social Worker. 
Miss Lucille Stoker, Children's Worker. 
Mrs. Carl Oliver, Nurse. 

East St. Louis Settlement House, 1132 N. 9th St., East St. Louis, III.: 

Mrs. Elva G. Skeen, Superintendent. 
Miss Mary Greenavalt, Visitor. 
Miss Alberta Slaten, Kindergartner. 
Mrs. Dorothy Breeniger, Club Worker. 
Miss Georgia Van Tine, Day Nursery. 

Marcy Center, 1335 Newberry Ave., Chicago, III.: 

Miss Anna Heisted, Superintendent. 

Miss Emma Jensen, Missionary. 

Dr. Wilhemina J. Jongewaard, Physician. 

Miss Perry, Kindergartner. 

Miss Winifred White, Domestic Science. 

Mrs. Ralph Hoover, Secretary. 

Mr. W. Woods, Director, Boys' Work. 

Mr. Webster, Assistant Director, Boys' Work. 

Rev. L. Bolrteim, Preacher. 

Miss Smith, Nurse. 

Portland Settlement Center, 209 Carothers St., Portland, Ore.: 

Miss Olla G. Davis, Superintendent. 

Miss Jennie Hoyt, Assistant Superintendent. 

Mrs. Z. H. Lane, Kindergartner. 

Mrs. Cromcelley, Nurse. 

Mrs. J. W. Martin, Visitor. 

EPWORTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 25 East Pacific St., Webster Groves, Mo. 

Miss Georgia E. Keck, Superintendent. 
ESTHER HOME FOR YOUNG WOMEN, 549 West Seventh St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Mrs. Newton, Superintendent. 

MOTHERS' MEMORIAL SOCIAL CENTER, 547 West Seventh St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 


Angel Island, San Francisco, Cal. : 

Miss Katherine R. Maurer, Missionary, 940 Washington St., San Francisco, Cal. 
East Boston Immigrants' Home, 72 Marginal St., E. Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Amanda C. Clark, Superintendent. 
Immigrant Girls' Home, 273 West 11th St., New York City: 

Miss Alma Mathews, Missionary. 
Miss Katherine Woloschak, Assistant. 
Mrs. Ada R. Alberti, Superintendent. 


Esther Home, Lawrence, Kans. : 

Mrs. E. Kreader, Superintendent. 
Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kans.: 

Miss Dorothy Cate, in charge. 
Navajo Industrial School, Farmington, N. M.: 

Mr. J. H. Odle, Superintendent. 
Nooksack Indian Mission, Everson, Wash.: 

Mr. B. V. Bradshaw, Field Missionary. 
Odanah Mission, Odanah, Wis.: 

Mrs. Helen L. Shepherd, Superintendent. 
Ponca Mission, White Eagle, Okla. : 

Rev. J. H. Wenberg. 
Pottawatomie Mission, Mayetta, Kans.: 

Rev. H. E. Hostetter. 
Yuma Mission, Yuma, Ariz.: 

Rev. J. A. Crouch, Missionary in charge. 


Cath rine Blaine Home, 11th and Terrace Sts., Seattle, Wash.: 

Mrs. Kate McClelland, Superintendent. 
Ellen Stark Ford Home, 2025 Pine St., San Francisco, Cal.: 
Miss N. Greenhill, Stiperintendent. 

xxvi The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Jane Couch Memorial Home, 1350 S. Burlington, Los Angeles, Cai. : 

Miss Irma Coleman, Superintendent. 
Miss Kei Hiraoka, Bible Woman. 
Susannah Wesley Home, 1143 Kaili St., Honolulu, T. H. : 
Miss Louise Stixrud, Superintendent. 


Boylan Home, Jessie and Franklin Sts., Jacksonville, Fla.: 

, Superintendent. 

Miss Mary E. Lear, Office Secretary. 
Miss Edna Givens, Music. 
Miss Cozy Miller, Teacher. 
Miss J. Esther Rea, Teacher. 
Mrs. Pearl Lovelace, Teacher. 
Miss Maria Fisher, Teacher. 
Miss Agnes Auten, Teacher. 
Mrs. Hattie E. Elliott, Teacher. 
Miss R. Francina Bryant, Matron. 
Thadeus Ford, Janitor. 
E. L. Rust Home, Rust Campus, Holly Springs, Miss.: 
Miss M. Rebecca Barbour, Superintendent. 
Miss M. Ella Becker, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Josephine H. Forbes, Domestic Science. 
Mrs. Lucille McDonald, Domestic Art. 
Mrs. Daisy Anderson, Matron. 
John Pinson, Farmer and Janitor. 
Friendship Home, 641 West Fourth St., Cincinnati, O.: 
Miss Myrtle Willette, Superintendent. 
Miss Louise Battle, Matron. 
Miss Louise B. Penn, Kindergartner. 

Haven Home, Montgomery Cross Roads, Savannah, Ga.; 

Miss E. May Comfort, Superintendent. 
Miss Georgia A. Kurd, Principal. 
Miss Mary T. Alexander, Teacher. 
Miss Mamie L. Ziegler, Teacher. 
Miss Gertrude E. Hurd, Teacher. 
Mrs. Lula Young, Sewing Teacher. 
Miss Mary S. Johnson, Domestic Science. 
Mrs. Lulu Manzo, Piano. 
Mrs. Tweezer Williams, Matron. 
Miss Century Williams, Laundry. 
Miss Amelia Bryant, Cook. 
Mr. Grant Henby, Janitor. 
Thayer Home, South Atlanta, Ga.: 

Miss Grace G. McConnick, Superintendent. 
Miss Lillian F. Vann, Domestic Science. 
Miss R. D. Madison, Dress Making. 
Mrs. A. R. Van Buskirk, Matron. 
Mr. Jackson, Janitor. 


Allen Home and Lurandus Beach Industrial School, 241 College St., Asheville, N C. 

Miss Louisa A. Bell, Superintendent. . 

Mrs. Isabel Forrest, Assistant Superintendent. ' 

Miss Zilca B. Hall, Teacher. 

Miss Rachel Irwin, Teacher. 

Miss Veda Stryker, Teacher. 

Miss Ruby Spencer, Teacher. 

Miss Gertrude Hansen, Teacher. 

Mrs. Jeanette Dunbar, Teacher. 

Miss Isabelle R. Jones, Domestic Science and Music. 

Miss Georgia Goodwin, Sewing. 

Manuel Henry, Janitor. 

Browning Home and Mather Academy, Campbell and DeKalb Sts., Camden, S. C.: 

Mrs. Robert Ball, Superintendent. 

Mr. Robert Ball, Secretary. 

Miss Leola B. Warburton, Teacher. 

Miss Fanny Ryan, Teacher. 

Miss Luella Johnson, Teacher. 

Miss Edna Witt, Teacher. .: . . 


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Miss Althea Hathaway, Teacher. 
Miss Inez Weaver, Domestic Science. 
Miss Ellie Dibble, Sewing. 
Missjennie Chestnut, Primary Teacher. 
Miss Rachel Brown, Primary Teacher. 
Mrs. Phyllis McGirt, Primary Teacher. 
Mrs. Elise Myers, Primary Teacher. 
Mrs. Phoebe Stewart, Cook. 
Mr. Powell Thompson, Janitor. 


Eliza Dee Industrial Home, 1203 East Ave., Austin, Texas: 
Miss Clara I. King, Superintendent. 
Miss Roberta Norris, Domestic Science. 
Miss Ruth Means, Dressmaking. 
Miss Rosa Sanford, Assistant. 


Kent Home, Greensboro, N. C. : 

Mrs. M. L. Donelson, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Irene A. Gamble, Assistant Superintendent. 
Mrs. Helen Ward Crook, Sewing Teacher. 
New Jersey Conference Home, Morristown, Tenn. : 
Mrs. Ada B. Murphy, Superintendent.. 
Mrs. Maud H. Benda, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Harriette A. Smith, Sewing Teacher. 


Adeline Smith Home, 1101 Izard St., Little Rock, Ark.: 

Mrs. Hilda M. Nasmyth, Superintendent. 

Miss Melissa E. Taylor, Matron. 

Miss Frankie Price, Domestic Science. 

Miss Eddie Simpson, Domestic Art. 
Peck School of Domestic Science and Art, 5323 Pitt St., New Orleans, La.: 

Mrs. Emma W. Fisher, Superintendent. 

Mrs. Clyde Cato, Matron. 

Miss Nancy Helen Cato, Domestic Science. 

Mrs. Rowe, Domestic Art. 

Miss Davis, Assistant Domestic Art. 
Italian Mission, 612 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, La.: 

Miss Margaret Lancaster, Kindergartner. 

Miss Davis, Assistant. 
Faith Kindergarten, 5323 Pitt St., New Orleans, La.: 

Miss Anna Burch, Kindergartner. 

Miss Beattrice Vincent. 

Mrs. Williams, Helper. 

Mrs. Stanley, Sewing Teacher. 

Trinity Kindergarten: 

Mrs. Lizzie Hawkins, Kindergartner. 
Miss Pearl Jackson, Sewing Teacher. 


Bancroft-Taylor and Sunset Cottage, 74 Cookman .\\e.. Ocean Grove, N. J. ; 

Miss Kate Quarry. Superintendent. 

Miss Davis, Assistant. 
Thompson, Mountain Lake Park, Md. : 

Miss Octavia Hicks, Superintendent. 
Fenton, Chautauqua, N. Y. : 

Miss Anna M. Searle, Superintendent. 
Elvira Olney, Ludington, Mich.: 

Miss Ruby Craig, Superintendent. 
Wing, Huntington, Cal. : 

Miss Minnie A. Steele, Superintendent. 
Methodist Missionary Home, Chautauqua, N. Y.: 

Miss Carolyn A. Jenkins, Superintendent. 


Geo. O. Robinson Orphanage, Box 966, San Juan, P. R.: 

Mrs. Jas. C. Murray, Superintendent. 
Mrs. J. M. Dodd, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Mercedes Nunez, Domestic Science. 

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Miss Josephine de la Pena, Assistant Domestic Science. 
Miss Victoria McAllister, Grade Teacher. 
Miss Edna Hastings, Grade Teacher. 
Miss Sara Capo, Spanish Teacher. 
Justo Nurales, Farmer. 

McKinley : 

Miss Maria T. Villa, Director of McKinley Day School, San Juan. 
Miss Mercedes Nunez, Jr., McKinley Day School, San Juan. 
Miss Carmen Orlandi, McKinley Day School, San Juan. 
Miss Emelia de Baena, Woodruff Day School, San Juan. 
Miss I.ouisa Fernandez, Fisk Day School, Ponce. 
Mrs. Justeria Diaz, Williams Day School, Arecibo. 

Frances DePauw Industrial School, 4970 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Cal. : 

Miss Jennie Mathias, Superintendent. 

Mrs. Nettie Kennerly, Assistant Superintendent. 

Miss Helen Couch, High School. 

Miss Naomi Clark, High School. 

Mrs. Kate D. Baldwin, Intermediate Grade Teacher. 

Miss Martha Mathews, Primary Grades. 

Miss Josephine Rios, Director of Recreation. 

Miss Genevieve Burdette, Domestic Science. 

Miss Phila Taylor, Nursing and Sewing. 

Miss Eva Hicks, Kitchen Matron. 

Miss Luella B. Price, House Matron. 
Harwood Industrial School, 405 North 14th St., Albuquerque, N. M. : 

Mrs. Mary E. Johnston, Superintendent. 

Miss Almena Gelston, Assistant Superintendent and Domestic Science. 

Mr. Carl Armerding, Spanish. 

Miss Grace Jennings, Bible and History. 

Miss Martha Fugate, English and Gymnasium. 

Miss Cora Blood, Mathematics and Geography. 

Miss Lena Talbott, Primary. 

Miss Elizabeth Darlington, Sewing. 

Miss Carolyn JenRins, House Matron. 

Mrs. Harvey Eadnes, Kitchen Matron. 
Mary J. Piatt Industrial School, 1200 East 7th St., Tucson, Ariz.: 

Mrs. May H. Tousley, Superintendent. 

Mrs. Charlotte Beatty, House Matron. 

Miss Dora Feldmann, Domestic Science. 

Miss Mary Wilson, Grade Teacher. 

Miss Ida Guilliams, Grade Teacher. 

, Primary Teacher. 

, Nursing and Sewing. 

Rose Gregory Houchen Settlement, 1119 East 5th St., El Paso, Texas: 

Miss Emma Brandeberry, Superintendent. 

Miss Effie Stoltz, Nurse. 

Mrs. Kathryn Cramp, Domestic Science and Sewing. 

Miss Rebecca Munoz, Neighborhood Worker and Boys' Classes. 

Miss Jennie Hicks, Kindergarten Teacher. 

Miss Marguerite BuUard, Assistant Kindergarten Teacher. 


Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School, Including Sibley Memorial Hospital and 
Robinson Hall, 1150 N. Capitol St., Washington, D. C. : 

Rev. Henry S. France, D.D., President. 
*Mrs. Elisabeth Brubaker, A.B.. Dean, Psychology, Sociology. 

Miss Katherine Hankin, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses. 
*Miss Mary E. Peck, Basketry. 
*Miss Laura Morris, Sociology, Community Work. 
*Miss Emily Judd, Housekeeper, Rust Hall; Domestic Economy. 
*Miss Ruth Decker, Field Work. 
*Mrs. E. C. Heckman, Field Work. 
*Miss Mary Whitehead, House Mother. 

Miss Elizabeth Condy, Domestic Science and Arts. 

Miss Gertrude Post, Assistant Domestic Science and Arts. 

Miss Anna Roat, Handwork, Spanish. 

Miss Augusta Sevan, Nature Study. 

Miss Edith Youngquist, Treasurer, Business Methods. 

Miss Elsie Freeman, Office Secretary. 

Non-Resident Teachers and Lecturers: Bible, Church History, Church 
Methods, Music, Physical Training, Manual Training. 

* Deaconess. 

Missionaries, *Homes, and Schools, xxix 

San Francisco National Training School for Christian Service Preparation, 129 
Haight St., San Francisco, Cal. : 

Alexander C. Stevens, A.M., President. 

Miss Lily A. Lyster, A. B., Dean; Bible. 

Miss Minnie Himrod, A.M., New Testament; Director Field Work. 

Miss I. aura Corlett, B.R.Er, Church School — Organization and Methods; Story 

Miss Frances Kallstedt, A. B., Sociology; Public Speaking; Pauline Epistles; 
Field Work. 

Miss Mildred Fitz, Registrar. 

Miss Lillian Berthinier, Rural Field Work. 
*Miss Ida Williams, Social Service; Juvenile Court. 

Mrs. Alexander C. Stevens, Voice Chorus Work. 

Mi.<!S Miriam L^ebele, Piano; Bymnology. 

Miss Grace Deveraux, R.N., Health and Hygiene. 

Nonresident Teachers and Lecturers: Bible, City Church, Methods, 
Manual Training. Instruction in Domestic Science and Arts, Kindergarten 
and Playground Methods at San Francisco State Normal School. 

Kansas City National Training School for Missionaries and Deaconesses, East 15th 
and Denver Ave., Kansas City, Mo. : 

*Miss Anna Neiderheiser, President. 

•Miss Aletta M. Garretson, Biblical Introduction, Hebrew History, Religious 

*M:ss Elizabeth Curry, History of the Christian Church, Methodism, Missions, 

*Miss Mary F. Smith, Kindergarten Department, Remedial and Corrective 

*Miss Elsie O. Hill, Music Department; Field Work. 

*Miss Laura Galliers, Junior Department Sunday School, Epworth and Junior 
League, Manual Training and Industrial Art. 

•Miss Grace Hutcheson, Recreation Department, Assistant in Kindergarten De- 

•Miss Bertha Cowles, Matron. 

•Miss Katherine Armstrong, Home Economics, Kitchengarden, Intermediate De- 
partment Sunday-school Work. 

•Miss Anna Oltmanns, Housekeeping, School Nurse. 

•Miss Minnie Pike, Office Secretary, Assistant in Nature Study. 

•Miss Anna Banman, Office Assistant. 

•Miss Eunice Britt. Field and Evangelistic Work. 

•Miss Addie Benedict, Field and Evangelistic Work. 

•Miss Eva Rigg, Field and Evangelistic Work. 

•Miss Pearle Tiblietts, Field and Evangelistic Work. 

•Miss Lillian Judy, Field and Evangelistic Work. 

Non-resident Teachers and Lecturers: Bible, Spanish, Italian. 

McCrum Training School for Slavonic Young Women, 26 Nutt Ave., Uniontovvn, Pa.: 

Miss Elizabeth Davis, Superintendent. 

Miss Emma White. Assistant Superintendent; Bible, Ethics. 

Miss Mary Kosa, Foreign Languages, Director Student Field Work. 

Miss Frances Sumner, Office Secretary, Music. 

Miss Helen Kellogg, Matron; Domestic Science and Arts. 

Miss Frances Holecek. Community Work. 

Non-resident Teachers: Home Nursing, Physical Training, Manual Tr 


Leisenring III. Community Center: 

Miss Minnie Brown, Missionary-in-Charge. 
Miss Gladys Cranmer, Kindergartner. 

Polls Mission Institute, Herkimer, N. Y. : 

Miss Bertha Fowler, M.A., President; Sociology, Homiletics, Evangelism. 

Miss Pearl F. Stone, B.A., Bible. 

Miss Harriet Hardin, M.A.. English, History and Psychology. 

Miss Letha B. Butman, B.R.E., Religious Educaticn. 

Miss Amy Quackenbush. Kindergarten Normal Methods. 

Miss Gladys Mudfcrd. Music and Expression. 

Miss Ruth Workman. B.S., Household Science and Art. 

Miss Ruth Wright, Secretarial and Business Methods. 

Miss Julia Jacobelli Italian. 

Frank C. Roda, Manual Training. 

Iowa National Bible Training School, Tenth and Pleasant Sts., Des Moines, Iowa: 

A. E. Griffith. D.D., Dean and Acting Superintendent. 
Miss Eleanor Egger, A. B., Assistant Superintendent; Psychology, Bible. 
•Miss Kathryn Binau, Junior League Methods. 

* Deaconess. 

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*Miss Sarah Throekniortun, Evangelism, History. 

Miss Ervilla Masters, B.S., Home Economics. 

Miss Emma C. Wilson, Science. 

Miss Charlene Sperry, English. 

F. H. Banyard, Music. 

Miss Helen Schoenberg, Physical Culture. 

Miss Laura Ensign, Bible. 

Special Lecturers and Teachers, Non-resident: Missions, Parliamentary 
Law, Sociology, Church Methods, Oratory, Comparative Religion, Church 

Dwight W. Blakcslee Memorial Training School, 574-576 George St., New Haven, 
Conn. : 

Charles E. Barto, D.D., President. 

Mrs. Charles Barto, House Mother. 

Miss Beryl Ives, Office Secretary. 
*Miss Elsie Stowe, Rural Work. 
*Miss Caroline Carpenter, Parish Work. 

Miss Mary Moody, A.B., English. 

Henry C. Clark, A.B., History. 

Milton S. Czatt, A.B., B.D., Bible. 

Raymond G. Clark, A.M., Psychology and class-work in Yale Divinity School. 


Esther Home for Girls, 475 Twentv-fifth St., Ogden, Utah: 

Mrs. J. Leon Webster, Superintendent. 
Miss Mabel Dunn, Assistant Superintendent. 
Miss Anna Dunn, Matron. 


Rebecca McClesky Industrial Home, Boaz, Ariz. 

Ellen Augusta Nottingham Primary School, Boaz, Ala.: 

Miss Harriett Fink, Principal. 
Deborah McCarty Industrial Home, Cedartown, Ga.: 

Miss Ethel Harpst, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Pitts, Assistant Superintendent. 
Mrs. Ida Elliott, Visiting Nurse. 


Aiken Hall, Olive Hill, Ky. : 

Mrs. Ella Hendricks, Superintendent. 

Mr. F. A. Hendricks, Custodian. 

Miss Lillian Myrick, Principal. 

Miss Lillian Kromray, Teacher. 

Miss Helen House, Teacher. 

Miss Zola Martin, Teacher. 

Miss Elsie Simpson, Teacher. 

Miss Nona Stinimel, Teacher. 

Miss Elizabeth .Slights, Domestic Science Teacher. 

Miss Rachel Lucas, Teacher. 

Mrs. Stella Osborn, Weaving Teacher. 

Mrs. W. H. Dean, Sewing Teacher. 

Miss Clara Cook, House Matron. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mull, Nurse. 

Mr. S. D. Osborne, Manual Training Teacher. 


Bennett Academy, Mathiston, Miss. 


Ebenezer Mitchell Home and School, Misenheimer, N. C. : 
Miss Carolyn A. Jenkins, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Annie B. Gowell, Principal. 
Miss Edith Guiler, High School. 
Miss Alice M. Goodwine, High School. 
Mr. Ross G. Alexander, High School and Gymnasium. 
Miss May L. Bundy, Grade Teacher. 
Miss Beulah E. Lawrence, Grade Teacher. 
Miss Anna Cass. Grade Teacher. 
Miss Dell M. Coe, Primary. 
Mrs. Ross G. Alexander, Sewing and House Matron. 

* Deaconess. 


Missionaries, Homes, and Schools. 

Miss Kllen Johnson, l/onifstic Science anil Kitchen Matron. 
Mr. John Boltin, Janitor. 
Elizabeth Ritter Home and School and Caroline Frazer Mall, .Athens, Tenn. 
Miss Mabel M. Metzger, Superintendent. 
Miss Ktheiwyn Morton, Assistant. 
Miss Florence Merideth, Sewing. 
Miss Inez Englund, Domestic Science. 
Mrs. Sarah D. Smith, Kitchen Matron. 
Mr. Virlin Metzger, Janitor. 



Birmingham Esther Home, Birmingham, Ala.: 
Mrs. Jennie Stapleton. 
Mrs. Mattie Lawson. 


Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, 609 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md.: 
Miss Mary Badders, .Superintendent. 
Mrs. J. I. Winger, Assistant Superintendent. 


The Friendly Center. 790 Lombard St., San Francisco, Cal.: 

Miss Leona Osterhout. 
Mrs. Haden. 
Mrs. Cayler. 
David and Margaret, Lordsburg, Cal. 


Italian Mission, 714 N. Main St., Elmira, N. Y. : 
Miss Lulu De Groote. 


1073 Chestnut Street, Kulpmont, Pa.: 

Miss Clare Holly. 
Mt. Carmel. Pa.: 

Miss Elizabeth Larish. 
State Sanatorium for Tuberculosis, Mt. Alto, Pa.: 

Miss Phoebe J. Michael. 


Detroit Esther Home, 1191 Merrick .Ave., Detroit, Mich.: 

Mrs. A. S. Beyer. 
Italian Center, Mary Palmer Church: 

Mrs. Sophia Castellucci. 

Miss Anna Lazio. 
Polish Center, St. Luke's Church: 

Miss Nellie B. Huger. 
Syrian-Mohammed, Highland Park: 

Mrs. Rose Azoyan. 
Negro Center, Scott Memorial: 

Miss Florence Daniels. 


Rochester Settlement Work: 

Miss Hattie R. Coe, 23 Anson PI., Rochester, N. Y. 
Miss Mary B. Wallace, 75 Copeland St., Rochester, N. Y. 


Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana, III. : 
Mr. Wi. L. Hestwood, Superintendent. 
Mrs. W. L. Hestwood, Assistant Superintendent. 


Wahneta Day Nursery, 3930 Wabash Ave., Chicago, III.: 
Mrs. Martha Walton, Superintendent. 


Esther Home, 523 Lyon St., Grand Rapids, Mich.: 

Mrs. Lucy M. Durrin, House Mother. 

OMAHA CITY MISSION, 1204 Pacific St., Omaha, Neb.: 

Miss Harriet E. Laney, Superintendent. 

Miss Dessie Culver, Matron and Social Worker. 

Miss Flora Bennett, Visitor. 

Mrs. Helen R. Hoffelt, Clubs and Classes. 

xxxii The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Hattie B. Cooper Community Centre of Fourth Church of Boston (Negro), 36 
Williams St., Roxbury, Mass.: 
Mrs. A. L. Scott, Superintendent. 
Miss Helen Scott. 
Mrs. Mary E. Jones, Matron. 


Silver Lake Social Center, Providence, R. L: 

Mrs. Charles J. Davis, 167 Massacluisetts Ave., Providence, R. I. 


Community Center, Byesville, Ohio: 

Miss Jennie C. Trumbull. 
Miss Blanche Kinnison. 


Italian Settlement, 6LS Mary St., Utica, N. Y. : 

Miss Caroline P. Wilson, Superintendent. 

Miss Martha Moyer, Kindergartner. 

Miss Florence A. Carpenter, Assistant Kindergartner and Teacher. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Jones, Caretakers. 

Community Work: 

Miss Erma Jenkins, Latham, O. 

List of Workers in Philadelphia Deaconess Home (not Deaconesses): 

Miss Winetta L. Stacks, Superintendent. 

Miss Mabel Keech. 

Miss Lydia R. Gerhart. 

Miss Bernice R. Whipple. 

Miss Louise S. Waters. 

Miss Phyllis S. Burnett. 

Miss Helen Collins. 

Miss Frances Mount. 

Tacoma Community House, 1311 South M St., Tacoma, Wash.: 

Rev. F. C. Thompson, Superintendent. » 

Mrs. F. C. Thompson, Assistant Superintendent. 

Mr. Evan Sexsmith, Director of Boys' Work. 

Mrs. Jennie Gardner, Kindergartner. 
Work Among Foreigners, Wilkeson, Wash.: 

Mrs. T. J. Gambill. 


Italian Mission, 1004 Jackson St., Joliet, III.: 

Miss Gertrude Johnson. 
Lincoln Street Church, 1851 West 22nd St., Chicago, 1!!.: 

Miss Lucile Pilgrim. 
Esther Home, 1906 Prairie Ave., Chicago, III.: 

Mrs. Ada Waters. 

Italian Mission, 83 Berlin St., Barre, Vt.: 

Miss Dixie Carl, Superintendent. 


Flower Esther Home, 1324 Superior St., Toledo, Ohio: 

Mrs. Alice A. Rout, House Mother. 
Foreign Work, Toledo, Ohio: 

Miss Florence Garster. 

Miss Loa Mootz. 

Children's Home, Binghamton, N. Y. : 

Rev. B. W. Dix, Superintendent. 

Miss Bessie Atheholdt. 

Miss Phoebe Wickheiser. 

Miss Mame Plunkett. 

Miss Dornblaezer. 

Deaconesses, Deaconess Homes, and Hospitals, xxxili 


ALDRICH DEACONESS HOME. 523 Lyon St., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Mrs. Ella C. Hartshorn, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Laura C. Aldrich. 
Miss Grace Andrews. 
Miss Mildred Avery. 
Miss Mildred H. Clinc. 
Miss Hattie Davis. 
Miss Leila Dickman. , 

Miss Geenna Doud. 
Miss Agnes W. Gerken. 
Miss Jennie Gilmore. 
Miss Herma Laskey. 
Miss Leah Belle Lyman. 
Miss Nellie D. Shorter. 
Miss Katherine Stroves. 
*Miss Lucy Brooks, Associate Worker. 

BALTIMORE DEACONESS HOME, 1301-1303 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Miss Rebekah Mewshaw, Superintendent. 

Miss Lola Baxter. 

Miss Merle Bunting. 

Miss Amanda Ford. 

Miss Jennie Henderson. 

Miss Florence Hill. 

Miss Lulu Kendall. 

Miss Helen Long. 

Miss Minnie Pabst. 

Miss Gladys Pautz. 

Miss Matilda Reeves. 

Miss May Trimble. 

Miss Hazel Winsor. 

BIDWELL DEACONESS HOME, 1155 West Ninth St., Des Moines, Iowa. 

-, Superintendent. 

ss Flora Bennett. 

ss H. Kathryn Binau. 

S3 Jessie Church. 

ss Elizabeth Grauel. 

ss Leona Gill. 

ss Mame Jericho. 

ss Harriet E. Laney. 

ss Mae Ledgerwood. 

ss Zella F. Linn. 

ss Verna McFerrin. 

ss Bessie Meyer. 

ss Agnes Mooney. 

ss Ruby Oakland. 

ss Sarah Throckmorton. 

ss Eunice Wilson. 

ss Alma Isbell, Associate Worker. 

BROOKLYN DEACONESS HOME, 238 President St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. L. H. Welday, Superintendent. 

Miss Luella Berdine. 

Miss S. M. Blackman. 

Miss Martha E. Burnton. 

Miss Gertrude M. Davey. 

Miss Cornelia Farrington. 

Miss Priscilla W. Foster. 

Miss Grace E. Merwin. 

Miss Elizabeth Miller. 

Miss L. Ruth Overton. 

Mrs. Carrie E. Reynolds. 

Miss Lois Tice. 

Miss W. Dortha Wittwer. 

Miss Bertha B. Wood. 


Miss Helen Graham. 
Miss Florence Nash. 
Miss Wilraa Swartslander. 

Not a Deaconess. 

xxxiv The Woman*s Home Missionary Society. 

DAVIS DEACONESS HOME. 347 S. 4th East St., Salt Lake City, Utah. 
"Mrs. J. B. Davis, Superintendent. 
Miss Nettie Bryant. 
Miss Anna Cornellussen. 
Miss Ruth W. Goodwin. 
Miss Nellie Stevens. 
Miss Miriam Throckmorton. 

DETROIT DEACONESS HOME. 94 Selden Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

, Superintendent. 

Miss Hanna Anderson. 

Miss Kate A. Blackburn. 

Miss Dora Butler. 

Miss Jennie Eddington. 

Miss Florence Eslinger. 

Miss Maud E. Greenought. 

Miss Beatrice M. Pryor. 

Miss Alice B. Shirey. 

Miss Adella Silyle. 

Miss Winifred Starbird. ' 

Miss Inez Switzer. 


*Rev. Charles E. Barton, D.D., Superintendent. 
Miss Caroline Carpenter. 
Miss Harriet M. Russell. 
Miss Elsie Slowe. 
Miss Dorothy Wheale. 

ENGLE SETTLEMENT, 131 Maple Avenue. Fairmont, W. Va. 

Miss Blanche Kinison, Superintendent. 
Miss Edna L. Muir, Morgantown, W. Va. 
Miss Jennie C. Trumbull. 

E. W. GRIFFIN DEACONESS HOME, 3 Columbia PI., Albany, N. Y, 

Miss Bertha McCreight, Superintendent. 

Miss Grace W. Coventry. 

Mrs. Alice C. Curtis. 

Miss Hattie A. Gifford. 

Miss Hattie M. Heath. 

Miss Rose Holm. 

HARRISBURG DEACONESS HOME, 116 Vine St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

, Superintendent. 

Miss Mary Hill. 

Miss Clare Holly, Kulpmont, Pa. 

Miss Elizabeth Larish, Mt. Carniel, Pa. 

Miss Edna Manning. 

Miss Alta McFerrin. 

Miss Sadie Sheflfer, Altoona, Pa. 

Miss Ruth Stroup, Shamokin, Pa. 

Miss Margaret Page, Associate Worker. 

HOLLOW AY DEACONESS HOME, Howard and Lee Sts., Bridgeport, Ohio. 

Miss Mae Strickler, Superintendent. 
Miss M. May Beacham. 
Miss Rena M. Crawford. 
Miss Ellen A. Davenport. 
Miss Carrie Hayne. 
Miss Vera Nicklas. 
Miss Edna W. Stephan. 
Miss Emma Wenger. 
Miss Alma Wade. 
INDIANA CONFERENCE DEACONESS HOME, 922 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Miss Josie Ragle, Superintendent. 
Miss Martha J. Collins. 
Miss Irene Duncan. 
Miss May Joslyn. 
Miss Nola Voder. 

ITALIAN SETTLEMENT HOME. 615 Mary St., Utica, N. Y. 

Miss Caroline P. Wilson, Superintendent. 

Miss Mary E. Darling. 
*Miss Florence Amy Carpenter, Associate Worker. 
IRENE MAITLAND DEACONESS HOME, 107 Phillips St., New Castle, Pa. 

Miss Irene Worrell, Superintendent. 

Miss Jennie Anderson. 

Not a Deaconess. 

Deaconesses, Deaconess Homes, and Hospitals, xxxv 

Miss Lillian B. Ellis. 
Miss Blanche Fuller. 
Miss Mary Lockhart. 
Miss Bessie Miller. 
Miss Georgiana Welker. 

JERSEY CITY DEACONESS HOME, 31 Kensington Ave., Jersey City, N. J. 

Mr.s. Walter Orchard, .Su|ieriiitf inlt- nt. 
Miss Sarah B. Heisler. 
Miss Mabel Merkle. 
Miss Ada Mills. 
Miss Ida Mills. 
Miss Edith Sellers. 
Miss Clara Setchell. 
*Miss Anna Edwards, Associate Worker. 

McKELVEY DEACONESS HOME, 72 S. Washington Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

Mrs. E. J. Rogers, Superintendent. 

Miss Mollie M. Freedenian. 

Miss Bertha A. Goodale. 

Miss Mary M. Hamill. 

Miss Octavia Hicks. ^ 

Miss Dorothy Leavitt. 

Miss Ethel M. Rogers. 

Miss Iva Tibbetts. 

MAINE CONFERENCE DEACONESS HOME, 267 Woodfords St., Portland, Maine. 

Miss Claribel Winchester, Superintendent. 

Miss Agnes Garner. 

Miss Evelyn Hibbard. 

Miss Christina Hulburd. 

Miss Agnes E. Vose. 

Miss Avis Wallace. 

MARGARET EVANS DEACONESS HOME, 1630 Ogden St., Denver, Colo. 

Mrs. Lorena Finley, Superintendent. 

Miss Irene Cummings. 

Miss Mary J. Harrison. 

Miss Mary W. McCuIloch. 

Miss Nina McCosh. 

Miss Alpha Metsker. 

Miss Lula P. Morse. 

Miss Beulah May Rayson. 

Miss Catherine Reisinger. 

Miss Bertha Salisbury. 

Miss Mary Shoemaker. 


Miss Florence F. Frost, Superintendent. 
Miss Ethel M. Agans. 
Miss Lucy V. Ellison. 
Miss Fannie L. Graves. 
Miss Anna K. Nestor. 

NEWARK CONFERENCE DEACONESS HOME, 219 Fairmount Ave., Newark, N. J. 
'Mrs. Mary A. Hilliard, .'^uiierintendeiit. 
Miss Rosa Bradley. 
Miss Nancy E. Dorey. 
Miss Emily M. Fox. 
Miss Maud A. Hall. 
Miss Edna E. Harvey. 
Miss Esther Paulson. 
Miss Rebecca A. Robertson. 
Miss Cecile B. Walden. 

PHILADELPHIA DEACONESS HOME, 609, 611, 613, 615 Vine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

*Miss Winetta L. Stacks, Superintendent. 
Miss Nettie Bell. 
Miss Luella M. Evelsizer. 
Miss Sarah Ellen Greenhalgh. 
Miss Elizabeth M. Hanson. 
Miss Ethel M. Harding. 
Miss Mary Hebrew. 
Miss Mabel Hopkinson. 
Miss Nettie M. Judd. 
Miss Alma V. Kent. 
Miss Frances M. Liming. 

* Not a Deaconess. 

xxxvi The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Miss Martha Neese. 

Miss Nora B. Raup. 

Miss B. Lenora Smith. 

Miss S. Erniinie Wilber. 
*Miss Margaret Bray, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Phyllis Burnett, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Helen Collings, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Lydia E. Gerhart, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Mabel L. Keech, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Louise S'. Waters, Missionary Worker. 
*Miss Bernice R. Whipple, Missionary Worker. 

PITTSBURGH DEACONESS HOME, 2000 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

ss Margaret S. Boswell, Superintendent. 

ss Sarah E. Eyler, Assistant Superintendent. 

ss Ethel Ard. 

ss Mary A. Collins. 

S3 Osta A. Coulter. 

ss Ruth Dowling. 

ss Ellen M. Fieger. 

ss Alice M. Fulton. 

ss Sarah May Garrett, 

ss Florence Jury. 

ss Jean V. Lowry. 

ss Elsie Miller. 

ss Ruth Pitts. 

ss Gladys Reid. 

ss Anna E. Stewart. 

ss Belle Thornton. 

ss Lillian Bridges, Associate Worker. 

RIDDLE MEMORIAL DEACONESS HOME, 307 West St., Wilmington, Del. 

Miss Rosa Santee, Superintendent. 
Miss Arabella G. Crothers. 
Miss Leola Greene, Associate Worker. 
Miss Ruth Lantz, Associate Worker. 

ROCK SPRINGS SETTLEMENT, 541 Rainbow Ave., Rock Springs, Wyo. 

Miss Winifred Marshall, Superintendent. 
*Miss Florence Lyon, Associate Worker. 


Miss Katherine Anderson, 1015 Shotwell St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Miss Caroline E. Beyer, Beulah Heights, Rest Home, Oakland, Cal. 

Miss Cedora E. Cheney, First M. E. Church, Oakland, Cal. 

Miss Nita Collins, Gilroy, Cal. 

Mrs. Millie W. Gerdes, San Francisco, Cal. 

Miss Marie Hoge, Honcut, Cal. 

Miss Clara Hughes, San Francisco. 

Miss Katherine Maurer, 940 Washington St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Miss Leona J. Osterhout, 790 S. Lombard St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Mrs. Helen R. Peck, Central M. E. Church, San Francisco, Cal. 

Miss Kathleen Weybrew, Petaluna, Cal. 

Miss Ida Belle Williams, 1015 Shotwell St., San Francisco, Cal. 

SHESLER DEACONESS HOME, 1308 Nebraska St., Sioux City, Iowa. 

Miss Ida B. Jordan, Superintendent. 

Miss Ursula Altman. 

Miss Esther Bahnson. 

Miss Veryl Haines. 

Miss Sarah Hambleton. 

Miss Elizabeth Humphrey. 

Miss Ruth Husband. 

Miss Albertina Kullenberg. 

Miss I.illie Lunde. 

Mrs. Anna Othiem. 

Miss Flora Taylor. 

Miss Martha Younglove. 

Miss Edna Williams. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Miss Ida Hickman, Superintendent. 
Miss May C. Cross. 
Miss Celia Flores. 

* Not a Deaconess. 

Deaconesses, Deaconess Homes, and Hospitals, xxxvii 

Miss Margaret Fries. 

Miss Emmeline Garrett. 

Miss Jennie M. Gasser. 

Miss Clara A. Mills. 

Miss Mary J. Ryan. 

Miss Nellie L. Sanborn. 

Miss Eunice Sayre. 

Miss Demis E. Smith. 

Miss Ada May Tarr. 

Mrs. Mary VVidaman. 

Miss Hope Wolfe. 
*Mrs. Catherine K. Tinker, Associate Worker. 
*Miss Jennie Garrett, Associate Worker. 
Wichita, Kan. 

, Superintendent. 

Ariss Cora Cole. 

Miss Agnes Little. 

Miss Martha K. Little. 

Miss Grace Packer. 

Miss Lulu Patterson. 

Miss Sarah Taylor. 

Miss Sadie Walker. 

Miss Dixie F. Carl, Superintendent. 

Miss Mearle K. Hoppock. 

Miss Capitola Loehner, Proctorsville, Vt. 

Miss Mary E. Ritter. 

Miss Bessie Smith. 
WASHINGTON DEACONESS HOME, 2907 13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Miss Mae Smith, Superintendent. 

Miss Margaret F. Bell. 

Miss Elsie A. Hartline. 

Miss Ida E. Miner. 

Miss Jessie Newland. 

Miss Kirstine Petersen. 

Miss Grace G. Steiner. 

Miss Cartes K. Swartz. 

Miss Hattie Worthington. 
•Miss Dorothea McDowell, Associate Worker. 

Miss Julia A. Lakey, Binghamton, N. Y. 

Miss "Myrtle Puckett, Endicott, N. Y. 
Bridge Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Miss Addie Grace Wardle, Superintendent. 

Miss Valona Bishop. 

Miss Elizabeth Boardman. 

Miss Myrtle Chapin. 

Miss Mary E. Donaldson. 

Miss Olwen Evans. 

!Miss Louise E. Gill. 

Miss Grace Hambright. 

Miss Harriet Hiles. 

Miss Delia Howard. 

Miss Mary E. Johnston. • 

Miss Clara Kleiner. 

Miss Ruth E. Lancaster. 

Miss Effie Lewton. 

Miss Louisa Litzel. 

Miss Mamie McGuire. 

Miss Beatrice McKee. 

Miss Martha Morgan. 

Miss Orpha Moffett. 

Miss Edith Porter. 

Miss Ruth M. Purdy. 

Miss Elizabeth Reeves. 

Miss Edna M. Rhodes. 

Miss Emma Ridler. 

Miss Bertie Sawtelle. 

Miss Melda Sherman. 

Miss Emma Smith. 

Miss Aubiey Tyree. 

Not a Deaconess. 

xxxviii The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Miss Fannie Belle Williams. 

Miss E. Louise Willmott. 

Miss Grace E. Yoakam. 
*Mrs. Mabel Jones, Associate Worker. 
*Mrs. Maria Muir, Associate Worker. 
*Miss Elizabeth Merritt, Associate Worker. 
*Miss Ethel Williams, Associate Worker. 
*Miss Hettie Mills, Associate Worker. 

BETH-EL HOSPITAL, Colorado Sprinfis, Colo. 
*Dr. G. M. Manner, Superintendent. 

BREWSTER HOSPITAL, 1001 West Union St., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Miss Bertha E. Deen, R. N., Superintendent. 

ELLEN A. BURGE DEACONESS HOSPITAL, 1323 N. Jefferson St., Springfield, Mo. 
*Miss Emma H. Bechtel, Superintendent. 

GRAHAM PROTESTANT HOSPITAL, 424 N. 15th St., Keokuk, Iowa. m 

*Miss Mary C. Jackson, Superintendent. . 

*Miss Wilhelmina Wirtz. ■ 

*Miss Minnie Smith, Associate Worker. • ■ ' 

HOLDEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Carbondale, 111. • { . 

*Mrs. Gertrude Allen, Superintendent. ' 


Miss Elva L. Wade, R. N., Superintendent. [ 

Miss D. Belle Whitcomb, R. N. ' 
Miss J. Margaret Howell. 

METHODIST DEACONESS SANATORfUM, 1600 E. Centra! Ave., Albuquerque, N. M. 

Mrs. Minnie G. Gorrell, Superintendent. 
*Miss Edna Kent, Associate Worker. 

Angeles, Cal. 

, Superintendent. 


Kansas City, Mo. | 

Miss Anna Neiderheiser, President. J 

Miss Elizabeth Curry. t 

Miss Mary F. Smith. ? 

Miss Elsie O. Hill. I 

Miss Aletta M. Garretson. 
Miss Minnie Pike. 
Miss Anna Banman. 
Miss Bertha Cowles. 
Miss Anna Oltnianns. 
Miss Eva Rigg. 
Miss Eunice Britt. 
Miss Addie Benedict. 
Miss Pearle Tibbetts. 
Miss Grace Hutchinson. 
Miss Catherine Armstrong. 
Miss Laura Holmes. 
Miss Laura Galliers. 

Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, Dean. 
Miss Mary E. Peck. 
Miss Emily K. Judd. 

Miss I aura Morris. - " 

Miss Ruth Decker. 
Miss Mary E. Whitehead. 
*Mrs. Emma Heckman. 


(Not connected with any Deaconess Home) 

'Adams, Carrie .Madison, Wis. 

Baker, Ella 811 N. Walnut St., Pittsburg, Kan. 

Burton, Blanche Winner, S. Dak. 

Cooley, Donna 321 N. Brighton St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Co.x, Anna Concordia, Kan. 

* Not a Deaconess. 

Deaconesses, Deaconess Homes, and Hospitals. xxxix 

Craig, Ruby Cedar Falls, la. 

Ciitshall, Inez R 211 E. Centre St., Rochester, Minn. 

Daniels, Florence Detroit, Mich. 

Davis, Ruby Cuba, Kan. 

Dawson, Rose Des Moines, la. 

Deardorf, Katherine 214 W. 3rd St., Mitchell, S. D. 

Doyle, Letah 1303 Rockford St., Tulsa, Okla. 

Ferguson, Katherine Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Gillespie, Ida Sacramento District, Cal. 

Clorby, Edith Albuquerque, N. M. 

Green, Mary Nome, Alaska 

Greenawalt, Mary F East St. Louis, 111. 

Hartnian, Elizabeth 2716 Madison Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Hay. Kezia Baxter Springs, Kan. 

Hiner, Lulu Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana, 111. 

Herring, Vera Missouri Wesleyan College, Cameron, Mo. 

Hobbs, Gladys K West Tulsa, Okla. 

Lowe. Mrs. Jane C 893 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Matthew.s. Nora Mary T. Piatt School. Tucson, Ariz. 

Millsap, Kathryn 28 S. Ball St., Webb City, Mo. 

Moffatt, Lena 445 S. Emily St., Picher, Okla. 

McCurry, Alice Fort Dodge District, la. 

Meade, Alta Frontenac, Kan. 

Schmickle, Freda 402 S. Market St., Oskaloosa, la. 

Smith, Edith Portsmouth, N. H. 

Stewart, Beth Nome, Alaska 

Stewart, Daisy Route 5, N. Topeka, Kan. 

Walthall, Inez Nome, Alaska 


Brown, Mrs. Alma Texas 

Clayton, Harriet 1240 Benton Ave., Springfield, Mo. 

Corbin, Stella Albuquerque, N. M. 

De Groat, Mary Box 347, Hawley, Ta. 

Fetzer, Sophia Detroit, Mich. 

Gardner, Eliza Des Moines, la. 

Harvey, Ethel Haviland, Kan. 

Hawes, Flossie Gary, Ind. 

Holcombe, Carrie E Wilson, Conn. 

Hughes, Pearl Hays, Kan. 

Keiser, Rena Shamokin, Pa. 

Nims, Florence Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Merriam, Eliza Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Pelton, Grace Cleveland, O. 

Savage, Addie Belleville, Mich. 

Scott, jeannette 1156 S. Main St., Jacksonville, 111. 


Adams, Grace Rogers Park, III. 

Benner, Ella Stephenson, Va. 

Chaffee, Mettie Garden Grove, Cal. 

Church, Sarah D Homestead, Okla. 

Clarke, Bertha Grand Rapid's. Mich. 

Duxbury, Elizabeth England 

Edwards, Alice Hollister, Cal. 

Jennings, Elizabeth People's Congregational Church, St. Paul, Minn. 

Johnson, Carrie Vandalia, HI. 

O'Reaf, Gertie Newton, Kan. 

I'earce, Ida Lincoln, Neb. 

Randolph, Maude Care of Indianapolis Deaconess Home 

Scribner, Gladys Detroit, Mich. 

Senders, Vievie Wichita, Kan. 


Andrews, Grace M Box 316, Orosi, Cal. 

Blaschko, Mary Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Braghetta, Laura Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Brode, Alverda : 941 W. 34fh St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Clarke, Grace 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Drake, Mrs. Alice 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Evans, Hilda 534 Pear St., Scranton, Pa. 

Fitch, Jessie Bellaire, O. 

Gamble, Laura Marysville, Kan. 

XL The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Herren, Ethel Joycoy Route, Springfield, Colo. 

Hillman, Joanna 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Hodges, Ora May Albuquerque, N. M. 

Hopkinson, Aura Des Moines, la. 

Horton, Mrs. C. W Ionia, Mich. 

Hull, Maude Albuquerque, N. M. 

Jones, Elizabeth 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Judy, Lillian Albuquerque, N. M. 

Leitch, Isabel C Upland, Cal. 

McKeeman, Pearl Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Naylor, Verta Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Paine, Cora E Care of Kansas City National Training School 

Pennington, Ruth St. Paul, Minn. 

Schmidt, Anna Des Moines, la. 

Sprague, Sophia Freytag Sanatorium, San Rafael, Cal. 

Way, Bessie 3100 Manitou Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Weigle, Rebecca 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 


Biggs, Mabel Beth-El Hospital, Colorado Springs, Col. 

Clark, Emily Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. 

Murrell, Ruth Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. 

Porter, Ida Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. 

Sellers, Anna Philadelphia, Pa. 

Tjomsland, Nellie Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C. 


Baxter, Edna Northwestern University 

Hall, Ellen Northwestern University 

Mitchell, Zoa 

Van Ness. Blanche 

Stebbins, Bessie Simpson College, Indianola, la. 

.Stinogel, Edna Denver University 

Fuller, Olive J Los Angeles, Cal. 


Applegate, Adelaide L 2069 Kearney Ave., San Diego, Cal. 

Bassett, Annie R Circleville, O. 

Bateman, Laura 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Belding, Lucia E Poultney, Vt. 

Beale, Anna 27 Chapel St., Aug^usta, Me. 

Benson, Mrs. Helen Ida 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Cosden, Frances Green Haven, -Anne Arundel Co., Md. 

Crawford, Mary A Route 1 , Irving, Ore. 

Cummings, Emily R. F. D., Madison, O. 

Evans, Mrs. Helen D 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Johnson, Jennie L Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Kerfoot, Deborah 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Knapp, Mary A 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Lathropp, Ella M 74 Cookman Ave.. Ocean Grove. N. J. 

Lewis, Ida L Round Lake, N. Y. 

McCrory, Geneva Los Angeles, Cal. 

Manning, Lida C 583 Mountain View Ave., Watts, Cal. 

Morton, Susie Windom, Minn. 

Pratt, Jessie A 236 N. Eastlake Ave.. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Robinson, Jennie 14 Oak St., South Portland, Me. 

Sigler, Rhoda E 2821 Manitour Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Sweet, Mrs. M. A ■ 

Tompkinson, Ellen ^ 604 Boaz St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Tompkinson, Martha .604 Boaz St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Turney, Mrs. Emma A 40 Garrison St., Williamsville, N. Y. 

Whipple, Daisy 74 Cookman Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Willetts, Mrs. Rebecca 131 Decatur St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Wrikeman, Cynthia ' Kilgore, O. 

Woman's Home Missionary Society 
Methodist Episcopal Church 



Forty-First Meeting 
of the Board of Managers 


OCTOBER 18-25, 1922 

EACH morning of the convention, at eight thirty, the "Morning Watch" 
was held, under the direction of the Secretary of Evangelism, Mrs. 
A. C. Peck. This hour of communion and prayer for the guidance of 
the Holy Spirit made its silent influence felt all through the days of the 


At 9:30 o'clock, the President, Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield, called the 
meeting to order by announcing the hymn, "The Church's One Foundation," 
saying, "In this time of stress, I bring you this word: 'the earth is the Lord's 
and the fullness thereof.' " 

Prayer was offered by Dr. W. W. T. Duncan, pastor of the Convention 

The impressive communion service which followed was presided over 
by Dr. William S. Lockard. District Superintendent, assisted by the city 
pastors present. Dr. Lockard stressed the words, "In love and fellowship 
with one's neighbors," saying, "That is what we are here for this week, to 
think of our love for our neighbor." 

This service was fittingly followed by the Memorial Hour when in 
the words of our President, we "think of those who were once with us, and 
who are still with us, in spirit." As Mrs. Taylor read the list of twenty-two 
National and Conference officers, missionaries and deaconesses who, during 
the past year had passed on to the higher life, memories of the blessed and 
helpful lives, which were not, for God had taken them, were stirred in the 
hearts of the members of the convention. A very beautiful part of this 
service came from the messages and memorial flowers, presented by eight 


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little girls. Miss Guernsey's address followed, and the service was closed 
with a solo, "For all the Saints who from their labors rest," by Mrs. G. 
W. Gardner. 

On motion, the program was made the official program of the con- 

The organization of the convention by Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, Record- 
ing Secretary, showed nearly all conferences represented, many with unusu- 
ally large attendance of delegates and visitors. 

A message of greeting, congratulations was received from Mrs. Bishop 
McConnell, expressing deep regret that because of enforced absence from 
the city, she was unable to be present. 

Warm and cordial were the words of welcome brought by Mrs. E. M. 
Balsinger, president of the Conference, who said she greeted us in the 
name of the King, for the Conference, for the Church, and for Methodism. 
The response was given by Mrs. F. W. Coleman, of the New England 
Southern Conference. 

The following committees were named by the President : 

Resolutions— Mrs. H. D. Ketcham, Mrs. V. F. DeVinny, Mrs. E. M. 
Taylor, Mrs. Byron Wilson, Mrs. J. C. McDowell, Mrs. M. P. Thomas. 

Minutes — Assistant Secretaries and Mrs. J. H. Race, Mrs. F. E. Clen- 
denin, Mrs. H. R. Woodward, Mrs. S. K. Arbuthnot. 

Courtesies — Mrs. E. M. Balsinger, Mrs. Mary Fisk Park. 

Chairman of Tellers — Mrs. William B. Oliver. 

Chairman of Credential Committee — Mrs. K. C. Winter. 

Church Press — The Nczv York Christian Advocate. Mrs. Ralph Welles 
Keeler; Western Christian Advocate, Mrs. C. E. Mogg; Central Christian 
.idvocatc. Mrs. J. Luther Taylor; N orthzvcstcrn Christian Advocate, Mrs. 
F. E. Clendenin ; Southzvcstcrn Christian Advocate, Mrs. A. G. Jenkins; 
Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, Mrs. Albert T. Morgan; Pacific Christian 
Advocate, Mrs. T. J. Gambill ; California Christian Advocate, Mrs. Margaret 
Locke Coates ; Zion's Herald, Mrs. H. L. Hardy ; Epzvorth Herald, Mrs. C. 
J. Brock ; Advocate Journal, Mrs. S. K. Arbuthnot ; Christian Apologist, 
Mrs. A. A. Liefestc; Michigan Christian Advocate, Mrs. Geo. Palmer. 

The following list of Assistant Recording Secretaries was read by Mrs. 
Taylor, and confirmed by vote of the Convention : 

Mrs. R. A. Prescott, Erie Conference ; Miss 011a G. Davis, Oregon 
Conference ; Mrs. Ada C. Ludy, Ohio Conference ; Mrs. H. L. Hardy, New 
England Conference ; Mrs. D. W. Merrill, North East Ohio Conference ; 
Mrs. G. W. Ponton, Kansas Conference. 

Mrs. William D. Hamilton, General Chairman of Local Committee, was 
presented, and expressed her desire and that of her committee to smooth out 
any rough places the delegates might find while here. 

Dr. D. W. Howell, Corresponding Secretary of the General Deaconess 
Board, closed the session with the benediction. 


DEVOTIONSunder the leadership of Mrs. John A. Bell,of Pittsburgh, 
opened the afternoon session. "Lead On, O King Eternal," followed 
by the Lord's Prayer, prepared the minds and hearts of those present 
for the very helpful message given from Acts 2:1. Then sweetly, earnestly, 
softly, from bowed heads and humble hearts, came the touching song, "My 
Jesus, I Love Thee." 

Mrs. Thirkield took the chair and called to the platform representatives 
of our work among the Southern Mountaineers. Mrs. H. D. Ketcham, Mrs. 
A. B. Cline, Mrs. Charles Thirkield and Mrs. Madison Swadener each told 
brief stories of the gratifying things accomplished in Bennett Academy, 
Mitchell and Ritter Homes; Rebecca McClesky Home and McCarty Settle- 
ment; Erie Home and Aiken Hall. Three superintendents were introduced: 

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Miss Carolyn Jenkins, of Kitter Home; Mrs. Elder, of Rebecca McClcsky 
Home, and Miss Ethel Harpst, Superintendent of Cedartown Settlement, 
who verified the belief that something very fine comes of southern girls if 
they are given their chance. Miss Harpst is a graduate of Rebecca McClesky 

Mrs. J. H. Race, Secretary of Gifts and Annuities, reported a total of 
$56,280 secured for missionary purposes through her department the past 

Mrs. Dora Bryan Morehead, of Emory Church, soloist for the after- 
noon, favored the gathering with a fine rendition of "Save Me, Oh, Lord." 
Mrs. Morehead was accompanied by Miss Edna May Sharpe, organist, 
North Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Just to mention Membership Campaign brings before our minds Mrs. I. 
D. Jones, who has served so faithfully as leader of this committee. The 
banners and their happy winners formed a gala array as the procession came 
from the gallery and completely filled the pulpit platform with their bright 
colors. Great enthusiasm prevailed as Mrs. Jones read her report and 
although the 20 per cent, increase was not attained it did reach a fraction 
over 17 per cent., which is no mean figure. Many remarkable gains were 
made. Report accepted. 

Miss Ella Ely, Secretary, reported 985 new Perpetual Members, a gain 
of 90 during the year. The interest-bearing Perpetual Membership Fund 
now totals $181,800. 

Mite-Box' work has long been a happy means toward a great end. 
Mrs. H. S. Earle, Secretary of long standing, called attention to the gain 
of $9,890. Total for the National Organization for the year is $161,055. 
West Ohio Conference was awarded the banner for largest amount collected, 
her contribution passing $10,000. 

Mrs. E. Y. King, in reporting for the Supply Department, told of 
substantial gain in all branches of relief given. Newark Conference leads 
with $16,000 to her credit. More than $200,000 worth of material comforts 
were sent to forty of our institutions, thereby greatly aiding in the battle for 
better homes. 

As a preface to the report of the National Treasurer, Aliss E. Jean 
Oram read the report of Auditing Committee. Report was accepted. 

And then came the reading of that for which all are most expectant — 
not that it is most important, but because it measures the actual achieve- 
ments. In this period of business depression, how grateful we should be 
that our labors for the Master have gone steadily upward — a gain of $203,- 
218.64 made possible a grand total $2,946,766.56. 

It was with profound thankfulness that all joined in the Doxology. 

Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff, National Corresponding Secretary, 
again read a wonderful summary of the most marvelous year in the history 
of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, and again our women joined in 
singing the Doxology as an acceptance of her report. 

Announcements v.ere made and the benediction was given by Dr. A. C. 
Stevens of San Francisco. 


MRS. MARY FISK PARK. Vice-President, presided over the session 
of the evening. This meeting was held in the beautiful auditorium 
of Carnegie Hall, which was filled to capacity. The devotional 
service was in charge of Dr. William S. Lockard. 

The music was furnished by a quartette from Emory Church : Mrs. 
Dora Brvan Morehead, Miss King, Mr. Warren Kinder. Dr. Russell H. 

Mrs. Park introduced to an interested audience the President of the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society, Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield, who, in 

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her charming and gracious manner, presented in a strong way the great 
need for our work. Her demonstration of this need gave full realization 
to her statement: "We are related to all the world." She then spoke of 
the theme of the convention and the evening, saying, "Who shall be the 
Master of the hour? I bring you the name that is above every name, and 
I ask you to join me in titis declaration, 'One is our Master, even Christ,' 
and we have no other." 

Her ihnught led up to the prc'seiitation and announcement of the 
pageant, "The Striking of America's Hour," vvliicli was presented under 
the direction of Mrs. Ruth Mougey Worrell. 

In the first episode, ancient nations were summoned to the bar of 
Justice and Liberty by the Spirit of Brotherhood. 

Egypt, Babylonia, Greece and Rome appeared in turn. All were 
weighed in the balance and found wanting, because they did not set their 
people free, and were banished. 

In the second episode, America was summoned and the hour of her 
opportunity graphically portrayed. There came before her pleading for jus- 
tice, representatives of the Indians, the pioneers, Negroes, immigrants and 
child laborers. Her hand-maidens brought in the doctor, the nurse and the 
social worker, while beautiful children, representing the spirit of play, 
mingled with the neglected ones and imparted their own joy to the others. 

From the ends of the earth came the oppressed, who pleaded for the 
light and opportunities America can give. 

In closing, all centered around the Cross of Christ, and prostrated 
themselves before it as the one great uplifting power. "America, the Beau- 
tiful," was sung as a recessional. 

The whole presentation was beautiful and most impressive. 


THE President called the meeting to order and announced Hymn 19. 
Mrs. Jane C. Lowe, Negro Field Secretary, chose Hynm 42 to 

open the devotions. 

Mrs. Hayes, of Delaware Conference, led in prayer. 

The thought of Mrs. Lowe's scripture reading was, "God is our 

All the Bureau Secretaries in charge of Negro work gave a demon- 
stration — a Mission Study Class with "Miss Friendship" (Mrs. Slutes) as 
teacher. "Miss Friendship" asked each woman questions in regard to the 
home or school she represented. Much definite information was given in 
this manner. Thirteen students or graduates of our various Negro schools 
were called to the platform. A finer group of Christian Negro women is 
seldom seen. Miss Hurd, principal of Haven Home, led the group in sing- 
ing, "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart." 

Mrs. Thirkield introduced Mrs. Clair, wife of Bishop Clair of Africa, 
and Mrs. Scott, wife of Bishop Scott, late Bishop of Africa. Mrs. Clair 
mentioned the names of five missionaries in Liberia who are products of 
our schools. Through them and Bishop Gilbert Haven, father of our 
President, and Dr. Leonard, father of our Corresponding Secretary, our 
Societv is linked with Liberia. She said, "Raise up more leaders, we need 
them in Africa." 

Mrs. Bishop Berry and Mrs. Freeman, of Philadelphia Conference, were 
introduced to the convention. 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor reported the new work at Basile, Louisiana. 
She told of a visit to this locality and instances of the work there among 
the 28,000 people of French descent. 

Several announcements were made. Mrs. Thirkield presented Dr. 
Thomas, Pastor of Warren Church, Pittsburgh. She also read greetings 

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irom ^frs. F. A. Aiken, Recording Secretary Emeritus. Mrs. Mary Fisk 
Park was asked to reply, sending greetings. 

Professor Dr. RoUin H. Walker, teacher of Bible at Ohio Wesleyan, 
gave the first talk of a series on "Bible and Modern Life," and closed the 
morning session with the benediction. 


THE afternoon session opened with the President, Mrs. Thirkield, in 
the chair. Dr. Roliin Walker read from the Twelfth Chapter of 
Romans ; the principal thought of ti»c comments following was "Humil- 
ity." He >ai(l, "The real test of our greatness was our ability to extract 
gold from low-grade ore." After earnest prayer by Dr. Walker, Mrs. 
Thirkield announced the soloist, Mr. Arthur Anderson, of Pittsburgh, stat- 
ing that he had been associated with Dr. Walker in his student days. 

At this time Mrs. Ruth Mougey Worrell, the director of the beautiful 
pageant of the previous evening, was introduced. 

Mrs. W. C. Evans, Secretary for Japanese and Korean work, followed, 
accompanied by three representatives of the Orient, the two little tots de- 
lighting us with songs. Mrs. Evans said she was a quartette representing 
Catherine Blaine, Ellen Stark Ford, Jane Couch and Susannah Wesley 
Homes. All of these were touched upon in her remarks. Three Bible- 
women are supported ; one in Seattle, one in Los Angeles, and one in San 
Francisco. Since the first of April S27.000 has been sent for their buildings. 

Mrs. Lillian Leonard Slack, Bureau Secretary for Porto Rico and Santo 
Domingo, presented her work. Among other startling things she told us 
only one-third of the children of school age were in school and she won- 
dered whether it would ever be possible to build enough schools because 40 
per cent, of the population were children. A new building, Orvis Cottage, is 
now being erected at George O. Robinson Orphanage, the chapel connected 
therewith to be called "Woodruff Chapel." The very newest work of all in 
the Society is the work at Santo Domingo. 

Mrs. Adelaide Hudd, Secretary for Spanish work in the Southwest, 
spoke in behalf of her Homes. In this land of the Southwest, she tells us, 
are nine-tenths of the Mexicans in the United States. Her work comprises 
three Industrial Homes and a Settlement. The new Frances DePauw 
building has been completed and was dedicated in February', 1922. At Rose 
Gregory Houchen the clinic opened last year has developed very rapidly. 

The Committee for work in Alaska was called to the platform. Mrs. 
Gambill verj' effectively told of the wonderful work being done in Nome 
through the agency of Dr. and Mrs. Newhall. Being the only physician 
within a radius of 600 miles, Dr. Newhall's work is of untold value. Jesse 
Lee Home, at Unalaska, is a twenty-one days' journe}' from Seattle. Mrs. 
Gambill said, when they arrived, sixty children were at the wharf awaiting 
their coming. Miss Anna Gould, educated at Jesse Lee Home, was intro- 
duced. She went into the Home when nine years of age ; remained there 
ten years, and is now working at the Pittsburgh Deaconess Home. 

Mrs. H. P. French presented effectively the story of Nome and paid 
a tribute to Mrs. Street, saying. "A fine piece of work was done when she 
secured the Government Building at Ft. Davis for our new hospital." A real 
missionary, Mrs. Baldwin, wife of Dr. Baldwin, brought greetings to the 
Convention from other workers, and in the name of herself and Dr. Bald- 
win, and because of their gratitude for the work done by this Society, pre- 
sented to our President an ivory gavel made by natives of Nome. 

Mrs. M. C. Smith read a very comprehensive report submitted by 
Mrs. McClintock, of the work of the Chinese Bureau. 

Mrs. Freeman, representing the Philadelphia Conference, presented to 
Mrs. Berry, wife of Bishop Berry, a beautiful rug, in honor of her wedding 

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After announcements, Dr. Stevens of the San Francisco National 
Training School, dismissed the audience with benediction. 


THE evening session, presided over by the President, Mrs. Thirkield, 
was opened at 7 :45 P. M. 
The devotional service was in charge of the Rev. Thomas R. Thoburn, ! 

D.D., and was begun with the singing of the hymn, '"Crown Him." The 
Scripture reading was from the 27th Chapter of the Acts, beginning with I 

the 13th verse. Commenting upon the same and bringing its message to us, ? 

Dr. Thoburn said, "The significant thing is that in a time of distress the 
man of religion and faith stands forth to command the situation. And 
today this is the position of America." He then emphasized the power ; 

in our organization to go on to yet greater tasks and achievements. 

W'c then listened to a solo, "Hear My Cry," beautifully sung by Mrs. 
Mitchell, the soloist for the evening. 

Mrs. Thirkield then announced deep regret at the absence of Bishop 
Jones, who was to have given the address of the evening, but was detained 
at home by illness, but that we were fortunate to have present Miss 
Nannie H. Burroughs, of Washington, D. C, who would give the address 
of the evening. The President then called Mrs. Dan B. Brummitt to the 
platform and she introduced Miss Burroughs as the "woman with an idea." 

Miss Burroughs proved her right to that caption in the address which 
followed, in which she discussed her own, the Negro race and its needs, 
saying that the best way to help a race is to put it into position to help 
itself, and that the Negro race only asks a chance for real American citi- 
zenship. She believes that nine-tenths of the work and needs for the Negro 
must be worked out and met by the Negro himself. She stated that she 
had studied the institution of slavery and found five outstanding features 
and lessons from it, viz. : 

1. The South ozvncd its Negroes. 

2. The South valued its Negroes. 

3. The South zs.'okc tip its Negroes. 

4. The South made its Negroes ivork. 

5. The South brought its Negroes in. 

These, she said, were physical conditions, but have their parallel in the 
intellectual and spiritual life of the twelve million Negroes in our United 
States. For each Negro 

1. Ozvns himself and must learn to 

2. Value himself, and must 

3. Wake up to his opportunities, then he must 

4. Work to contribute to the industrial life of our nation, and he must 

5. Bring in to full control all phases and characteristics of his life 
and nature. When he has done this, said Miss Burroughs, then will the 
"Negro be able to make his own distinct contribution to American 

Following the address Mrs. Mitchell sang "Been a-Listenin'." 

We then enjoyed "A Story in Pictures," from our Colored Schools 

and Homes in the South, and our new work in Basile, Louisiana. This was 

in the form of a silent lecture prepared by Mrs. Keeler and was called, 

"Woman in Service for God and Country." 

The congregation joined in singing "America, the Beautiful," as the 

illustrative slides were thrown upon the screen, and the session was closed 

by the singing of the Doxology. 

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THE session came to order at the call of tlie President, who announced 
the liymn, "Rock of Ages." Dr. K. H. Walker led the devotional serv- 
ice, the lesson being taken from the second chapter of Acts. All 
joined in singing "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," and prayer was 
offered by the leader. 

The chairman of the Committee on Minutes reported that the minutes 
of the three sessions of Wednesday had been examined and were believed 
to be correct. 

A most interesting demonstration of white work in the South was 
given by the Bureau Secretaries of that division of the work. Mrs. H. 1). 
Ketcham presented Mr. Kex Malone as a student of Bennett Academy, wlio 
told the conditions of boys, not able of themselves to gain the education 
they would like, and how glad they were of our school at Mathiston, Miss., 
wliich is fitting the young lives of that section to prepare themselves for 
future usefulness. 

Mrs. A. B. Cline endorsed all that had been said about Bennett Home 
as applicable to Kitter and Mitchell Homes, adding, "but at Mitchell we 
have a building proposition." She introduced Mrs. Annie B. Goweli, i)rin- 
cipal of the high school department, who told of the crowded conditions, 
and gave instances of the efforts the boys and girls are putting forth to 
gain an education. 

Miss Carolyn Jenkins, Superintendent of Ritter Home, gave as its aim, 
to help the most needy to go out to live the Christian life, and to be able 
to help others. She spoke of several graduates, and the lives of usefulness 
they are leading, adding, "And you and I are not ashamed of them." 

Mrs. Madison Swadener, of the Kentucky Bureau, said, "The tragedy 
of the hills is its womanhood." Mrs. F. A. Hendricks, the Superintendent 
of Erie Home and Aiken Hall, told of the excellent results of the work 
done in the six weeks of summer school of the past season, and of the 
Normal School held for rural teachers. Seven only of the one hundred and 
ninety who came had had a high school education. 

Miss Meinke, the Principal, told of the success of the Vacation Bible 
School, ninety-four enrolling. 

Mrs. Charles Thirkicld introduced Mrs. Aima D. Elder, Superintendent 
of Rebecca AlcClesky Home, and illustrated her story of the work by im- 
personations of the mountain people who told of their needs and desires for 
an education. 

Miss Ethel Harpst presented one of her boys and one of the village 
women, by impersonation, and made very real the great need of a new 
and larger building at the McCarty Settlement. 

Miss Jean Oram presented Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, Dean of Lucy 
Webb Hayes Training School, and Miss Hankin, Superintendent of Nurses 
in Sibley Hospital, each of whom spoke briefly of her work. 

For the Kansas City Training School, Miss Anna Neiderheiser called 
the graduates present to the platform, saying they represented one hundred 
and twenty-eight years of service, and that ten times as many were needed, 
the demand so greatly exceeding the supply. 

Dr. Charles E. Barto, President of Dwight Blakeslee Memorial Train- 
ing School, told of the eight girls entered there this year, and of its 
affiliation with Yale University. 

Four of the students from McCrum Slavonic Training School appeared 
in their native co-;tumes and sweetlv sang in their native tongue, "Where 
He Leads Me I Will Follow." 

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. Mrs. McCrum was introduced by Mrs. Thirkield, and Mrs. M. C. 
Davis, mother of Miss Elizabeth Davis, the Principal, by Miss Oram. Miss 
White, Assistant Principal, paid a high tribute to the work of Miss Davis. 
Then said tliat the Center at Lcisenring, No. Ill, is now a reality under the 
supervision of Miss Brown. Work was done also in six coke villages. 

Miss Brown's description of the work and the number reached, not only 
of the young people, but in the married women's classes, gladdened all 

\J]HK\ motion of Mrs. Park, an extension of time was granted for this 

Miss Victoria Augustine, a Polish student at McCrum, the young girl 
who was discovered and presented at the annual meeting in Detroit, told 
her story, and ambition to be a Christian worker among her own people. 

Miss Bertha Fowler told of the increased number in the faculty at 
I'^olts Mission In-titute, speaking of the eciuipnient. departments and courses, 
and the great and growing need of more room as more students are coming. 
One of the graduates, now a teacher at McCrum, told of the Christian edu- 
cation she gained, and said, "Thank you for giving me a chance." 

The noon hour having arrived, the remainder of reports from Training 
Schools was deferred to the following session. 

Dr. Walker spoke on "The Hard Sayings of Jesus," and quoted the 
Scotchman who said he had no patience with him who would turn the light- 
m'ng flashes of Jesus into safety matches. 

The session was closed with the benediction. 



EVOTIONS were conducted by Miss Emma White, a teacher from 
McCrum Training School, after which the representation from the 
Bureau of Training Schools was resumed. 

Miss Linn spoke for the Iowa Bible School, also Mrs. Gaither, who 
represented the Negro students that are a part of this school. 

Dr. Stevens, Superintendent of San Francisco Training School, was 
next introduced and asked permission to present Mr. Fred D. Parr, a resi- 
dent of San Francisco, who paid a fine tribute to the splendid executive 
ability shown in this great Annual Meeting, and finished by begging the 
continuance of Dr. Stevens as the head of the Training School, saying how 
greatly he is needed in this particular field. Dr. Stevens then told of the 
strong faculty serving and wove into his plea the strength and luring 
acceptability of the various nations on the western coast. 

Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson, in her forceful and resourceful manner, gave 
a resume of the first generation just spanned in the Training Schools. 

Mrs. David Dailey, followed by a procession of Conference Young 
People's Secretaries, came forward, singing, "Forward, All Ye Circles." 
After filling the platform, banners were displayed by each Conference 
Secretary hearing tlie totals of members, literature and monies for the year. 
A fine tribute was paid Emory Queen Esthers, Pittsl)urgh. worthily v.on for 
raising the largest amount of money. $1,538. Little Rock Conference made the 
greatest increase along all lines. Offering per capita for the nation was 
$1L24. High standard of excellence was attained by 86 Queen Esther 

Mrs. Dailey was assisted in the reports by Mrs. Byron Wilson and Mrs. 
Daniel Stccker, Associate Secretaries. A pleasing certificate has been pre- 
pared which, at the end of five years, if by careful work, the required seals 

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are won, will be greatly ciilianced in value. "In the Garden," one of the 
favorite Queen Esther songs, was most beautifully sung by Mrs. Emma 
Albert Dean, as a closing touch to the Young People's part of the sessioin. 

Mrs. Woodcock, in speaking for the Children's Work, reported 2,306 
new church members; 1,110 tithers in this group, 3,602 organizations vrith 
122,396 members, a net gain of 6,508. More than $50,000 was raised in this 

Mrs. Dowds, Assistant Secretary, made earnest exhortation that the 
beautiful dreams come true. Dreams of construction and advance. "Our 
Children's Work should go and grow and glow, and we must help to make 
it so." 

Miss Emma Robinson, General Secretary of the Junior League, was 
presented and brought greetings from the 250,000 members, most of whom 
recognize that the Woman's Home Missionary Society stands for Christian 

Mrs. Wm. B. Oliver, Secretary of Migrant Work, had gathered in 
several little Italian and Polish children, each laden with canned groceries 
to represent the little folks who migrate with their parents from one field 
of harvest to another, and who, until the Council of Women for Home 
Missions came to their rescue, were simply neglected. Now the presence of 
teachers who move with the laborers provides means of mingling instruc- 
tion and recreation with lightened tasks. 

An impressive scene came next when 90 of the honored workers of the 
Society were introduced, the Missionaries by Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff 
and the Deaconesses by Mrs. D. B. Street. In the group were Superintend- 
ents of Homes. Teachers, Nurses. As each was introduced, the number 
of years she had served was stated. One was a retired worker and some 
had served more than 25 years. Each name was greeted with applause. 

Mrs. Street then introduced the founder of Deaconess Work in this 
Society, Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson, and Mrs. Woodruff voiced the apprecia- 
tion of the entire Society to Mrs. Robinson for the magnificent gift of her 
California home, the income from which will be used in the care of our 
retired workers. 

In accord with the spirit of the hour, Mrs. Jones offered the following: 
"Buildings do not make a Missionary Society, hut it is the loving, conse- 
crated hearts filled with the spirit of God that make missionary work pos- 
sible. Therefore, be it resolved, That we pledge to this large delegation 
of our missionaries and deaconesses, and also to the others of our 1,073 
Avorkers, through the columns of the AnHiial Mcct'iu/ Daily, who are not 
privileged to he here, our love, our sympathy and our prayers." Carried. 

The session was followed by Sectional Conferences. 


REV. A. R. ROBINSON, D.D., Pastor of the Sixth United Presby- 
terian Church, a near neighbor of Emory Church, was in charge of 
the devotions. "Lead On, O King Eternal," was the hymn chosen. 
He read several passages of scripture illustrative of midnight, dawn, 
daylight, and noonday. The last text being, "Let your light so shine before 
men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is 
in Heaven." 

He said, "When all God's people so shine, it will be noonday not only 
in America, but in the whole world." 

Airs. Sprouls introduced Rev. L. A. Fagin, of Bingham Can3^on, Utah. 
He said it was the most difficult mission field in the United States. Social 
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given in their chapels, which cost anywhere up to $250,000, so we could 
imagine the difficulty of working for the Lord without proper equipment. 

Mr. Ernest Malipert sang a group of songs. 

Dr. W. M. Gilbert, Secretary of Foreign Work in the Board of Home 
Missions, delivered the address of the evening. He said there existed the 
most stupendous task in the foreign population, the foreign field in the 
Home Land. He quoted, "Instill into the soul of the people the heart of the 
nation," as the best definition of "Americanization." He said that 60 to 
75 per cent, of the men immigrants are agnostic, and if we do no more than 
reach these unchurched, at the present rate, we shall have enough to do in 
the next hundred years. "If we are justified in a missionary program in 
Africa, China and India, are we not justified in a missionary program around 
the corner among the same nationalities." He s])oke of Intcr-racial good- 
will and fellowship and suggested as the motto, "Every neighbor, neighbor 

Dr. Gilbert dismissed the convention with the benediction. 

This was followed by pictures illustrating work done in cities by our 
Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


DR. ROLLIN H. WALKER opened the morning session commenting on 
the leading of the Spirit from the verse, "Be renewed in your mind, 
and prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God." 

After the devotions the convention went into executive session. The 
Committee on Constitution and By-Laws was called to the platform and 
presented proposed changes in the constitution. 

The changes offered last year and published in IVonian's Ho)nc Mis- 
sions, were passed, article by article. 

A message of greeting was sent to Mrs. S. A. Winold, who is recover- 
ing from a serious illness. A telegram of sympathy was ordered sent to 
Mrs. D. D. Forsyth, called away from the meeting by the death of her 

Miss Barge reported for the Equalization Committee. This plan of 
equalization of expense to the Annual Meeting has proved so successful 
that nearly all the Conferences were represented and some Conferences 
sent delegates for the first time. 

Mrs. Mitchell, wife of Bishop Charles B. Mitchell, was called to the 
platform and introduced. 

Miss Leila Norris, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Wesleyan 
Service Guild, reported for the Guild. Fourteen units have been organized 
with 326 members, who had turned into the treasury $2,204.67. 

There is a slight difference in this organization from any other in the 
Church in that there is no age limit, and that it works for both Home and 
Foreign Missions. These business women have little time and have many 
other personal interests, but it is desirable that they should be linked up 
with missionary work. 

She submitted the following requests : That the Wesleyan Service 
Guild be given official recognition ; that there should be a decision in regard 
to the use of undesignated funds; that the Guild be granted a constitution. 

It was moved and carried that the undesignated funds of the Wesleyan 
Service Guild be divided between Home and Foreign Missions on the fifty- 
fifty basis. ' 

The time for the Annual Election of Officers having arrived, the Vice- 
President took the Chair. The report of the Credential Committee was 
given as follows : 

Minutes. 11 

OCTOBER 18-25, 1922. 

General Officers 4 

Vice-Presidents 4 

Managers 13 

Young People's Department and Associates 3 

Children's Department 2 

Bureau Secretaries 27 

Associates 1 

General Secretary, Hospitals 1 

General Secretary and Divisional Secretaries, Deacon- 
ess Work 5 

Field Secretaries 15 

Secretaries, Student Work 2 

Secretaries, Finance 2 

Secretaries, Permanent Funds 2 

Secretaries, Perpetual Members 1 

Secretaries. Immigration 1 

Editors and Publishers 2 

General Publications and Associates 2 

Standing Committee Methods 15 

Missionary Education 4 

Supplies 4 

Life Service 1 


Presidents 36 

Corresponding Secretaries 56 

Delegates 53 

Young People 36 

Children 26 

Treasurers 23 

Deaconess Board Delegates 9 

Brought Forward HI 


Duplicates 21 


Lucy A. Winter^ Chairman. 

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The body of voters was numbered. The Chairman of Tellers, Mrs. 
Wm. B. Oliver, read the list of tellers and distributed printed slips contain- 
ing plans for the electors. 

The report of the first ballot was as follows: 

Total number of votes cast, 323; necessary to a choice, 215; Mrs. W. 
P. Thirkic'ld received 312 votes and was declared the President of the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society for the coming year. 

She received a royal ovation and spoke with great feeling of her ap- 
preciation of the confidence of the Society and pledged herself to continued 
devotion to the interests of our great work. 

After announcements, the Convention adjourned for the Saturday 
afternoon holiday, and the auto ride. 


OUR thoughtful Pittsburgh hostesses, thinking that it was time we took 
a little vacation, and also, we think, feeling a little justifiable pride in 
their wonderful city which stands first in nearly any line of industrial 
activity of which you may speak, presented themselves at the church after 
lunch with nearly two hundred automobiles and were delighted tn exhibit 
the wonders of their town to their more than delighted guests. The ride 
was most enlightening and exhilarating, bringing rest and refreshment to 
a tired lot of folks. 


THE delightful ride of the afternoon prepared the delegates and visitors 
to more fully enjoy the program of the evening, which was in the form 
of a reception. It was held at the house of the Twentieth Century 
Club, the woman's club of Pittsburgh, and while it might be called a full- 
dress affair, it could not be called stiff, as it required constant effort to keep 
the line moving, everybody seemed so happy to see everybody else. A large 
reception committee of local women and the Board of Trustees with Bishop 
and Mrs.iU@''Connell, greeted nearly 500 guests. Fruit punch slaked the 
thirst and delicious refreshments were served in the beautiful dining rooms. 
The guests appreciated to the full this additional courtesy on the part of 
their most resourceful hostesses. 


THE service, in charge of the Pastor, Rev. W. WoflFord T.Duncan, was 
opened with an organ prelude. Praj'er was offered by the Pastor. 

Bishop Francis J. McConnell preached the convention sermon, 
taking as his text the second verse of the second chapter of Isaiah, "And it 
shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house 
shall be established in the to]) of the mountains, and shall be e.xalted above 
the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it." 

He spoke of the Jewish nation as being not a nation to itself, but was 
to benefit the other nations of the earth as they came to her, likening it to 
our own nation, to whom the ends of the earth are flowing, saying that 
America can keep its Christian ideals over the whole earth by holding 
them up to those who come to us. He gave the Woman's Home Mission- 
ary Society as the greatest evangelistic force in America, urging that we 
keep the "Lord's house on the top of the mountain," and the great assem- 
blage could but feel with a new zeal the importance and necessity of holding 
aloft the Christian standards and ideals. 

The service closed as all joined in singing, "The Son of God Goes 
Forth to War," prayer and benediction. 

Minutes. l3 


THE Siiu(la\- afternuuii session was one of unusual interest. This 
meeting was under the direction of the Children's Department. Secre- 

tar}' of Chikhtn's Wiirk of the I'itlsburLih Conference, Mrs. Raymond 
Willcy, presided. It was opened with singing "Where Cross the Crowded 
Ways of Life," and Mrs. Woodcock, National Secretary of Children's 
Work, led in prayer. This was followed by stories of the lives of three 
prominent characters of the Negro race — Frederick Douglas, Booker T. 
Washington and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. These stories were interspersed 
with songs and readings, including several poems written by the latter. 
The songs were efTectively rendered by a Negro chorus. 

Following this a Pageant was presented which portrayed some of the 
grea' needs of tlie race. Airs. R. W. 'I'liumas, of the Wa-hington Confer- 
ence, made the plea for her people. At the close of this presentation, "Steal 
Away" was beautifully rendered by the chorus. 

Mrs. Woodcock stated that there had been a real purpose in putting on 
this little pro.urani l)ccause t!ii- year we were to study the problem of the 
Negro race. The Children's Department has pledged $10,000 for 1922-23 
for a building for orphans at Baldwin, Louisiana, and $5,000 for a chil- 
dren's ward in connection with Brewster Hospital at Jacksonville, Florida, 
the only hospital in the State of Florida where Negroes can be cared for. 

Mrs. Woodcock introduced her Associate, Mrs. J. W. Dowds, and, 
after explaining plans for raising money for the coming year, Airs. W^ood- 
cock asked for names for Junior Life Membership. The Children's Depart- 
ment announced it had the pleasure of presenting the name of Mrs. Wood- 
cock's grandchild and the twin grandchildren of Bishop and Mrs. Anderson. 
The Louisiana Conference Officers announced the son of Bishop Jones. 
Mrs. Karlene McLaurin, matron of the Sager-Brown Orphanage, was intro- 
duced. Mr. William Price of Pittsburgh, made a contribution of $1,000 for 
this Orphanage. 

The Children's Department also aimounced two Perpetual Members: 
the mother of Mrs. Woodcock, who is 93 years of age, and Mrs. J. W. 

The leaders of the three largest Children's Bands in the United States 
were present and were called to the platform : Mrs. E. S. Hughes of 
Southern California Conference, 637; Mrs. W. W. Welch of North East 
Ohio. 562, and Mrs. E. B. Dolin. Pittsburgh., 486. 

The session closed by singing the Doxology, and prayer by Mrs. 


AT the Young People's Mass Meeting, 7 :20 P. M., the organ prelude 
was played by Mr. Fred Lotz. organist of Emory Church. 
The service in song was in charge of the Young People's Chorus 
and Emory Church Sunday-school orchestra. 

As a special number, "Go and Tell," was sung by the Young People's 

Dr. Duncan, pastor of Emory Church, then announced the overflow 
meeting which had been arranged for in the United Presbyterian Church 
across the street. 

Mrs. Thirkield, presiding, called the Convention to devotionals, which 
were conducted by Dr. James M. Thoburn, Jr., who read the 12th chapter 
of Romans for the scriiUnre lesson and led in praj'er. 

Mrs. Thirkield called attention to the Secretaries of the Young Peo- 
ple's Department and the Secretaries of the Life Service Department, who 
were on the platform. The ushers received the offering while the Offera- 

14 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

lory, "Praise Ye and Glorify the Lord," was sung by a trio from Emory 
Church Choir. 

Mrs. Thirkicld then announced the enforced absence of Bishop Theo- 
dore S. Henderson, who was to have given the address of the evening, and 
that Dr. Walker would address the meeting. She then introduced Mrs. 
Daniel Stecker of the Young People's Department, who stated that we 
come from all jjarts of .'\merica and represent a half million of women, 
young people and children. She told of our work, our need for more money 
for the sake of humanity, our country, and because the world is looking to 
us, and said that because of the "Push of Life/' straight from the heart of 
(iod, we will be able to achieve better and build truer and higher than 
ever before. 

Mrs. Stecker then presented Dr. Walker, who said it was dreadful to 
stand in the place of a Bishop, and suggested "reciprocity," saying, "While 
I pity you — you pity me." He then commented on the beauty of the scrip- 
lure read and gave a wonderful study of the same. He emj^hasized the 
"Reasonableness of Service," which we owe God in the presenting of self to 
God and of the decision of purpose in God's beautiful plan for each life. 
He presented Jesus Christ as the most fascinating man of all history and 
then (juoted from the scripture read, "Be ye transformed," and said that 
the most transformed person is the most humble, and defined perfection as 
the "capacity to put up with the imperfect." "Nearness to God is indicated 
by a knowledge of our own limitations," said Dr. Walker ; but he exhorted 
that we be held not down by our limitations, but that we use and use well 
whatever gift of ministry God has given us. 

His closing thought was from Paul, "Let love be without dissimula- 
tion," which means the same as the Master's words when he said, "Receive 
ye the Holy Ghost." "And now," said -Dr. Walker, "Let us look up into 
His face and receive His gift according to His word, 'Receive, ye, the Holy 
Ghost.' " There followed a moment of intense silence after which Dr. 
Walker offered this prayer: 

"Thanks be to Gkid for His unspeakable gift. Amen." 

Following the address of Dr. Walker the choir of Emory Church 
beautifully sang the anthem, "Showers of Blessing," after which the chorus 
led the congregation in singing "Jesus Calls Us," and the Benediction was 
pronounced by Dr. Thoburn. 


THE subject for the "Morning Watch" was Love, and many sat to 
listen to the beautiful teachings from the Word as brought to us by our 
Secretary of Evangelism, Mrs. A. C. Peck, a veritable feast. 

At time for the morning session. Miss Karlene McLaurin, Superin- 
tendent of Sager-Brown Orphanage, read for a Scripture lesson the Love 
chapter. This was a happy continuance of the "Morning Watch." 

The Question Box was opened by Miss Barge and an interesting dis- 
cussion followed and many perplexing problems were explained. 

Mrs. C. B. Spencer, Secretary of the Permanent Missionary Fund, re- 
ported $11,582 received this year; a total of $54,741 is invested for the 
"Sunset Sisterhood." Seventeen of our retired workers have been tenderly 
cared for the past year. Miss Flora Mitchell is the senior worker, having 
served 37 years. 

Forty-one deaconesses have been ministered to through the Permanent 
Deaconess Fund, as reported by the Secretary, Mrs. G. W. R. Stokes. The 
addition this year is $13,713, making a total investment of $26,175. 

The convention paused from active business to hold in loving memory 
Mrs. A. G. Stebbins, 17 years Conference Treasurer of North East Ohio 
Conference ; 8 years Bureau Secretary of the_ Deaconess Department. Cen- 
tral Bureau, word of whose home-going had just been received. 

Minutes. 15 

The election was called for this time. After the regular proceeding 
the hallot was taken for Corresponding Secretary. Tellers retired. 

Mrs. W. F. Anderson, speaking for Esther Home and Mother's Me- 
morial in Cincinnati, told of the careful attention being given the younger 
children, both physically and morally. The mothers, too, are not neglected. 
The Daily Vacation Bible School was more than successful. 

The Chairman of Tellers was rcciignizid and she reported that of tlie 
261 ballots cast, Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff received 2(i0. and was de- 
clared elected. Vote was taken for Recording Secretary and tellers retired. 

Mrs. Parsons, in her far away home, was remembered in a message of 
.sympathy in her loneliness since the death of her husband. 

The tellers were recognized and reported that of the 294 votes cast, 
Mrs. J. Luther Taylor had received 291 and was declared elected. Ballot 
was then cast for Treasurer and the tellers retired. 

Mrs. Silas Sprowls, speaking for the Esther Home in Utah, sounded a 
note of warning in regard to Mormon propaganda. One item of great 
importance being the elimination of 50 Protestant school teachers from 
Ogden schools to make way for Mormon teachers. 

Mrs. Beggs told of our Esther Home for Indian girls after which rep- 
resentatives from seven Conference Esther Homes were introduced. 

The tellers, returning, reported 305 votes cast, and of these, Mrs. J. H. 
Freeman had received 3U.i, and was declared elected. Ballot was cast for 
the five Vice-Presidents and the tellers retired. 

Rest Homes were spoken of by the Chairman, Mrs. Lowe, who ex- 
pressed appreciation and gratitude for all that has been done to maintain 
these Homes. 

Mrs. Sprowls brought further word from Utah, telling of the mar- 
velous work being accomplished in Bingham Canyon. 

Epworth School for Girls, the only one we have which deals exclusively 
with young girls from the Juvenile Court, was reported by the Superintend- 
ent, Mrs. Keck, who was introduced by the Bureau Secretary, Mrs. J. F. 
Shoemaker. In this Home, crude, sinful lives are developed into beautiful 
Christian characters. 

Mrs. E. L. Albright, a Bureau Secretary for 35 years, and now unable 
to continue in this capacity, sent a well-prepared report, which was read by 
Mrs. Woodruff. The report was accepted with gratitude and a message of 
love and sympathy was ordered sent to this faithful worker. ' 

Miss Katherine Locke, one of our Honorary Vice-Presidents and sister 
of Bishop Locke, was introduced and acknowledged her high appreciation 
of the honor conferred. 

It was moved by Mrs. I. D. Jones, that we extend to Dr. Woodruff, the 
husband of our Corresponding Secretary, our heartfelt sympathy in the 
death of his sister. It was asked that the Recording Secretary send him 
such a message from the Board of Managers. 

Mrs. Jones also said, "Those enjoying the hospitality and privileges of 
this convention are reminded that very much of it is owing to the labors of 
Mrs. Utiey, who has filled nearly every office in the founding of the work 
in this Pittsburgh Conference. She was Conference Secretary for 18 years. 
and Chairman of the Deaconess Home Board, and to her indefatigable 
labors are due the beauty and usefulness of the Home. She sits at her home 
ill when her heart and sympathy are with us here. I move hearty greeting 
to our Mrs. Utley, who. with her sister, Mrs. Perchment, has done so much 
for our work. The motion was carried and Mrs. Perchmont, being present, 
acknowledged the greeting. 

The chairman of tellers reported the following persons elected as Vice- 
Presidents : Mrs. Ceo. O. Robinson, Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, Mrs. Mary 
Fisk Park, Mrs. I. D. Jones, and Mrs. E. L. Albright. 

Announcements were made and Dr. Higley closed the session with the 

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MK'S. THIRKIELD called the meetiny^ tu order and announced Miss 
Winetta L. Stacks, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Deaconess 
Home, as leader of the devotions. 
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was sung. Miss Stacks said her 
thought for consideration was "The Ideal Christian and His Great Work." 
Mrs. Christine Miller Clemson sang a beautiful solo. As an encore she 
sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic," asking the audience to join in the 

Mrs. I'.icklcy i)n.'sented the ro])()rt for the r)L-i)artment of Inimigratii)!!. 
She told briefly of the work at East Boston and Ellis Island, giving most 
of the time to Miss Katherine Maurer, Deaconess in charge of the work at 
Angel Island, San Francisco, who told many stories of her work, and 
pleaded for continued interest and help. 

Mrs. Mills reported for the Bureau of Children's Homes. She intro- 
duced Miss May Wharton, Superintendent of Watts DePuyster. 

Peek Orphanage was represented by the Associate Bureau Secretary, 
Mrs. Eylar. 

Sager-Brown Orphanage for Negro children was represented by the 
matron, Mrs. Karlene McLaurin, who gave a graphic impersonation of one 
of the orphans. 

Mrs. Mills urged larger Lenten offerings to use for replacing and re- 
pairing buildings. She pleaded for a building to accommodate twenty-five 
babies, as there is now no place for real young children. 

Mrs. E. M. Taylor, Bureau Secretary for City Work, presented the 
work of that Bureau. 

Miss O. G. Davis, Superintendent at Portland Settlement, spoke for 
that work. She said the most gratifying result of the last year was the 
confidence gained by the community. 

Miss Kinnison told of the work at East St. Louis. She said this set- 
tlement ministered to all ages, from day nursery babies up. 

Mrs. Llorn, wife of the Superintendent of Campbell Settlement, Gary, 
Indiana, said she came from the "Magic City," the foreign city in the Home 
Land, where foreign mothers need so much help and encouragement. 

Miss Heisted, Superintendent of Marcy Center, said that 98,788 attended 
the settlement last year, this number not including those in outdoor activi- 
ties. She said that the Jewish W. H. M. S. at Marcy has accepted the 
budget for the coming year and pledged $35 toward the building fund. 
Rosie's "prayer gang" now has $146.06 in the savings account. 

Mrs. Taylor told of work at the Medical Mission in Boston, announcing 
that Miss Sara Pepperman, a graduate of the Lucy Webb Hayes Training 
School, is the new Superintendent. 

Dr. Marsh, Secretary of City Mission Work for Pittsburgh, addressed 
the convention. He said the best leadership of the United States had come 
from the country, and wondered about the leadership of the future, for the 
country churches are closing their doors, and in the city, education is through 
pamphlets and moving-picture houses, and the largest proportion of the 
population is foreign. He said that fifteen years from now their vote will 
control the ballot box ; their faith or unfaith will be the faith of the coun- 
try ; the only agent under the stars which can save the United States and 
make Americans of all the inhabitants is the church of Jesus Christ. The 
meeting closed with the benediction pronounced by Dr. Marsh. 

Mrs. Brummit conducted an open methods hour. A chapter from the 
"Trend of the Races" and one from "In the Vanguard of a Race," were 
illustrated by Mrs. Brummit and several young women. 

Minutes. 17 


HE Leadcth MQ,"was the opening hymn, after which "Work, for the 
Night is Coming." was sung, serving as a processional hymn for a 
line of deaconesses numbering 58. Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson, First 
Vice-President, presided, introducing Rev. Sheridan W. Bell, who lead the 
devotions. Bishop McConnell offered the opening prayer. 

A quartet from the South Avenue Church of Wilkinsburg, made a 
large contribution to the service by the rendering of beautiful music. The 
first selection was a trio, "O, Lamb of God." 

Mrs. Robinson introduced Bishop Charles L. Mead of Denver, who 
brought the message of the evening, based upon the thought that "The 
Destiny of Any Country is Determined by Its Religion." 

It was eloquent, inspiring, and full of encouragement concerning the 
work of tliis society. He said we could not do our work in the western 
world without the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Mrs. D. B. Street, General Secretary of the Deaconess Department, 
spoke briefly about the work of the deaconesses and what it represents. 

In closing, the quartette sang, "What of the Night, O, Watchman?" 
a fitting climax, as it sounded the note of triumph and victory. 

The benediction was pronounced by Bishop McConnell. 


THIS session was opened by singing "Break Thou the Bread of Life." 
Aliss Mary H. France was in charge of devotions. She said we had 
such a wonderful work that she thought the fitting key-note of this 
service should be "Joy." "From All that Dwell Below the Skies," was the 
song used, and the 100th Psalm was read, also the 10th verse of the 8th 
chapter of Nehemiah. Her remarks contained a note of joy which was a 
fitting preparation for her report on Thank Offering which followed. After 
the singing of "Lead On, O King Eternal," Mrs. J. H. Race, Chairman of 
Committee on Minutes, reported that the minutes of Friday morning and 
afternoon sessions, Saturday's sessions, and Sunday's morning, afternoon 
and evening sessions had been read and were correct. Report accepted. 

Mrs. W. F. Anderson spoke concerning Mother's Memorial and asked 
that all mother's names be sent her, the money to go through the regular 

Miss Mary France, Thank Offering Secretary, then gave her report. 

Committee on Literature, Mrs. Mary Fisk Park, chairman, reported 
that meetings had been held regularly ; they had tried to replace old leaflets 
with new and better ones. A tribute was paid Miss Van Marter, because 
of her valuable assistance. 

Miss Alice M. Guernsey, reporting on General Publications, said they 
had been filling orders as best they could. She also spoke of the new book in 
preparation for year 1923-24 on the theme, "Saving America Through Her 
Boys and Girls." 

Mrs. Gilbert, in her pleasing way, gave her report. She said, for a 
congenial task, there was nothing to compare with editing a monthlj' maga- 
zine unless it was editing two, with an Annual Meeting Daily as a side issue. 
She informed us that the next birthday to be celebrated in this Society was 
the Anniversary of Woman's' Home Musions, as it would be 40 years old in 
January, 1923. 

Mrs. Geo. W. Keen, Publisher, gave her report. 

The following names were given as receiving high honors in the Story 
Telling Contest : Miss Luanna M. Vernon of Philadelphia ; Mrs. Annie 
Hobbs Woodcock, Miss Etta Potter, Elwell, Mich. 

Report of Editor of Annual Report. Mrs. S. A. Winold, was read by 
the Recording Secretary. 

18 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Airs. Thirkickl ;jtatcd that all of these reports were received with deep 

Mrs. Mary Fisk Park introduced Mr. Elmer L. Kidney of Pittslnirgh, 
a member of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. In his 
remarks, he paid tribute to the value of Miss Oram's services as a member 
of this Board. 

Tellers were asked to come to the front and voters were counted. On 
motion of Miss Barge, the majority of votes made the nominating ballot 
the elective ballot. , After the vote for managers had been taken and tellers 
dismissed, Mrs. Blanche Curry Turner, representing the Anthracite Mission 
at Hazelton, was presented and, in turn, she introduced Miss Phoebe Geyer, 
the Superintendent. She said within a radius of 15 miles of this mission 
were 75,000 people, 60,000 of whom were foreign. Through the mission they 
have sent out eight missionary preachers and four missionary girls. West 
Berwick Mission was also spoken of by Mrs. Turner. \ 

Report of Committee on Constitution and By-Laws as proposed by the 
Reconstruction Committee was then taken up. 

Miss Alice Guernsey gave notice, stating, "That, by the advice of our 
Attorney, at the next meeting of the Board of Managers, I, or someone in 
my place, will move for a change in the Constitution that will provide for a 
Biennial instead of an Annual meeting, with Regional meetings in the 
alternate year." 

At the close of the morning service, Mrs. Park introduced Bishop C. L. 
Meade, Mr. B. T. Hynson, Baltimore, and Mr. DeNise, Pittsburgh. Mr. 
DeNise is Assistant General Superintendent of the National Reform Asso- 
ciation, and he urged the sending of a representative to the Fourth World 
Christian Citizenship Conference to be held at Winona Lake next July. 
Mrs. Woodruff moved that we endorse this World's Conference and ask 
our President to appoint two representatives from the National .Association 
to be present at Winona Lake during the Conference. 

Mrs. Woodcock displayed a beautiful Afghan to be given to Mrs. 
Baldwin by the Home Guards of Lincoln Avenue. 

Benediction by Bishop Meade. 


THE session came to order at the call of the President, and all heartily 
joined in singing our missionary hymn, "Where Cross the Crowded 
Ways of Life." 

Miss Margaret Boswell read the seventeenth chapter of St. John, after 
which Mrs. Proctor led in prayer, closing with the Lord's Prayer, and the 
audience united in singing, "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee." 

The unfinished bu.'^iness of the morning — the revision of the By-Laws 
— was resumed, Mrs. Goode presiding, at the close of which rc])orts of the 
Hospitals and Deaconess Department were given. 

Mrs. Thirkield spoke of the near approach of the hour when the re- 
mains of an ardent worker and Conference treasurer, who gave her whole 
self to the interests of the Society — Mrs. A. G. Stebbins^would be laid in 
their last resting place, asking that we pause for a moment and all join with 
our Corresponding Secretary in singing "Nearer, My God to Thee." Mrs. 
Bickley closed this memorial service with prayer. The President appointed 
a Committee consisting of Miss Oram, Airs. Aiaize and Mrs. Geo. O. Robin- 
son to prepare suitable resolutions. 

Airs. D. B. Street, in her report for Hospitals, said that of the eleven 
under our care, all but three came to us through the work of deaconesses. 
Her report showed their great need, and the need of money for their 
enlargement and equipment. Tribute was paid to Secretary Fall for his 
co-opcraticn in securing from the Government three buildings and hospital 
supplies from Nome, Alaska. 

Dr. N. E. Davis, Secretary of Hospitals of our church, opened his 

Minutes. 19 

address by tender and appreciative words of the work of our recently de- 
parted sister, Mrs. Stebbins. He said, "The great and fine thing about this 
work is, that we have a great body of women throughout our land, all work- 
ing with us, and although there was a slump in the Centenary Funds, the 
women know nothing of such a word, but come up with a surplus each 
year." He pronounced our hospital in Los Angeles and its staff the finest 
and most up-to-date west of the Rocky Mountains, and it is the fourteenth 
hospital in Class A in the American College of Hospitals. He spoke in 
gratitude of the gift of Beth-el Hospital in Colorado Springs from the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society to tiie Board of Hospitals and Homes 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as the greatest gift ever given by any 
board in the cliurch, thanking the society and adding tiiat the new building 
there will soon be begun. Other gifts of hospitals proffered, many of which 
could not be accepted for lack of maintenance funds, were mentioned. 

Bishop Mead added words of appreciation for the gift of Beth-el Hos- 
pital, and gave several stories illustrative of the work. 

The Chairman of Tellers reported that the number of votes cast for the 
sixteen Alanagers was 281, defective 23, necessary to a choice 130. Those 
receiving the required number of votes were : Miss E. Jean Oram, Miss 
Carrie Barge, Mrs. Levi Gilbert, Mrs. F. A. Arter, Mrs. S. J. Turner, Mrs. 
H. C. Jennings, Mrs. David Forsyth, Mrs. Silas Sprowls, Mrs. Thos. J. 
Gambill, Mrs. Walter R. Brown, Mrs. William F. Anderson, Mrs. J. H. 
Race, Mrs. D. B. Street. Mrs. H. D. Ketcham, Mrs. A. E. Griffith, Mrs. W. 
L. Boswell, and they were declared elected. 

A beautiful solo, "My Redeemer and My Lord," was sung by Mrs. 

The motion by Mrs. Bickley that a rising vote of thanks be given Mrs. 
Street for her untiring efforts in the work of her department prevailed. 

Miss Oram spoke of the budget plan and the responses received to date. 
Mrs. Turner held a finance session, when each Corresponding Secretary and 
Young People's Secretary gave her pledge to the budget for General Fund, 
Salary Student Aid and Current Expense and Building Fund, which gave 
a grand total of $732,906, this being an increase of more than $22,000 over 
the pledges from the floor last year. 

A rising vote of thanks was given the Committee on Finance, in re- 
sponse to the motion made by Mrs. Sprowls, also to all others who have 
made this budget system possible, as moved by Mrs. L D. Jones. 

Mrs. Thirkield presented the General Chairman of the local committees, 
Mrs. William D. Hamilton, who in turn, presented twenty-five of her co- 
workers, whose untiring efforts had made for the comfort and entertain- 
ment of both delegates and visitors. 

Greetings from Mrs. Bishop McConnell were read by Airs. Thirkield. 

The session was closed with the singing of the Doxology. 

At 5:15, Mrs. Brummitt gave a most interesting and instructive demon- 
stration of methods, taking the fifth chapter in "The Trend of the Races." 
An inter-racial Council was held on the platform by six white women and 
six Negro women, Mrs. Brummitt presiding over the Council. Nine differ- 
ent items requiring a change of policy between the races were discussed and 
a better idea of these needs was obtained. Rev. Chas. A. Stocking, D.D., of 
the North East Ohio Conference, voiced his appreciation of the demonstra- 
tion and a'^ked that we sing two verses of "Let Every Kindred Every Tribe," 
he, himself leading and playing the piano for this, after which we were 


MRS. I. D. JONES, \'ice-President, presiding, announced the hymn, 
"Take My Life and Let It Be," and calied on Rev. Stuart Nye 
Hutchinson to lead devotions. Dr. Hiitchinson read the 12th chapter 
of John, the story of the ministry of Mary and Martha, and in comment- 

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ing, contrasted physical and heart needs — heart needs are not always prac- 
tical, but so potent. 

The mixed quartet from Christ Church sang for us, "He Watcheth 
Over Israel," and responded to an encore with the offeratory, "O, Come 
With Praise," arranged to the sextet from Lucia. 

Mrs. J. C. MacDowell, Secretary of Temperance for the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society, acknowledged the honor conferred upon her in 
being chosen to introduce the speaker of the evening, Dr. Clarence True 
Wilson, Secretary of Public Morals and Temperance of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. Dr. Wilson began his address by citing the fact that 
some people think the liquor traffic is just now beginning to violate the 
laws of this country, then drew aside the curtain and opened to memory 
the utter disregard to which it has ever been addicted, and how tlie populace 
had been so accustomed to it they took it as a matter of course and thought 
it could never be otherwise. Now we have come to a new stage and the 
very rarity of the sight of drunkenness and the advertisements of liquor 
on sale gives it a place on the front page. No longer is the liquor traffic 
seeking its man by creating appetite in the young, but men are seeking it. 
They will drink anything, and by their rashness will soon exterminate 

The liquor traffic used to be stronger than the church, we held it in 
great fear, but our shackles are off. Prohibition did it. America is a bit 
of heaven compared to other nations. Drink bills doubled in England, 
France and Italy during the war and so would it have been in America. 

Only God can tell the blessings that have come to the families now able 
to use the wages which used to run into the sewers of intemperance. Pro- 
hibition waded and swam through until it is coming out as dry shod as the 
Children of Israel did through the Red Sea. We will have a dry America 
and then a dry world. 

Mrs. Thirkield read a greeting from Anna Gordon, President of the 
World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union. 

"Fear Not, Oh Israel," arranged by Dudley Buck, was beautifully sung 
by the quartette. 

The benediction was pronounced by Dr. W. W. T. Duncan, our pastor- 


THE devotional service, at 9:30 A. M., was in charge of Mrs. E. R. 
Heckman. After singing the hymn, "Take My Life." the scripture 

lesson was read from the tenth chapter of Luke, our Lord's com- 
mission to the seventy. After reading the poem, "Choose Thou," Mrs. Heck- 
man offered a beautiful prayer of praise and petition for help and blessing 
for our work. After singing softly the first and last verses of "He Leadeth 
Me," the President took charge and the morning session was begun by 
calling Miss Carrie Barge to the platform, and she proceeded to conduct 
the Question Box. Many questions of interest to the work were discussed. 

Mrs. Keeler, Secretary of Exhibits, reported that there were the two 
classes of exhibits, those prepared by the National Committee, such as 
charts, maps, etc., and those prepared by the Bureaus, which include slides, 
exhibits of handwork, etc., done in the various schools and homes. The 
headquarters of the Committee on Exhibits, together with the national ex- 
hibits, is being moved from the New York office to Cincinnati, and from 
now on the Exhibit headquarters will be 420 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Following this report, Mrs. Fruit asked the privilege of correcting her 
report, saying that a mistake had been made in figures, and because of this, 
she would award the banner for the membership campaign to Southern 
California Conference. 

Mrs. Oliver was then asked to complete her report on Migrant work. 

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She told of her trip of inspection when slie visiled various migrant stations, 
such as groups of workers on farms and in the canneries, and said that our 
work among these people is divided into three parts, with a worker over 
each division : 

1. Babies in nurseries. 

2. Domestic Science and Art, playgrounds, etc. 

3. Physical care (mothers included). 

She reported a total of 51 weeks' work in 3 centers, and commended 
the splendid work done by our nurses, saying that many centers were willing 
to pay tiic difference in cost between a trained nurse and a regular worker 
because they so much appreciated the much needed work of the trained 
nurse. In one center, a man of influence was so impressed by our work 
in this field that he expressed his determination to personally go before the 
legislature to ask that it be made "obligatory for each cannery to provide 
its own nurse." 

In closing, Mrs. Oliver spoke of the 13,000 children in reformatories 
and appealed to us to help prevent such condition. 

The Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Woodruff, then presented Confer- 
ence Work. She reported new representatives every year for this form of 
work, saying that we are becoming more, sensitive and alert to the work at 
hand. This shows a fine spirit, said Mrs. Woodruff, but we must not let 
our National work suffer; we must do both. She expressed the belief that 
Conference Work increases general interest provided Conference leaders 
are loyal to the National Work, but advised that we should not ask to 
open up new Conference work until our share of the National Budget is 
paid. She asked for all representatives of Conference work to come to the 
platform. Twenty-six responded, each giving brief statements of the 
work which she represented. (Some had gone home.) 

A telegram was here read expressing thanks and appreciation from the 
Secretary of the Board of Education for Negroes, for the transfer of 
property at King Home, Marshall, Texas. 

A motion prevailed to send a message of greeting frcjm this convention 
to Mrs. Stevenson, Ohio Conference. 

It was statecj that she was the oldest living member of our Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. 

Mrs. Storms, reporting on Missionary candidates, said that candidates 
must be women who are 

1. Physically fit. 

2. Able to do good team work. 

3. Practical, trained, experienced. 

4. Able to lead and to follow. 

She reported 64 candidates accepted, the largest number in one year, 48 
of these candidates have received appointments and some were sent into 
schools before the}' could be accepted by the committee. Twenty-six States 
were represented by these new candidates, Ohio leading b}' sending 14; 
Iowa, 7; New York, 6. 

"Recruiting for Life Service" and "Student Work" Committees were 
then presented by Aliss Barge, who stated that the two were so closely 
related it was hard to differentiate between them. She commended the 
work done by Miss Kalstedt and Miss Day in "following up" the Y. W. 
C. A. Student Conferences, and mentioned the fact that college girls had 
given money to name a room in the new Mitchell Home. 

She then introduced Mrs. John A. Coy, of Detroit, a member of the 
Life Service Committee, who in turn presented Mrs. E. V. Dubois, of Okla- 
homa, Grand Sponser of Kappa Phi, an organization for Methodist girls in 

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our State Schools. Mrs. DuboLs said that the object of Kappa Phi is two- 

1. Ever}' girl a leader. 

2. To train girls in all kinds of Church work, and that there are eleven 
organizations of Kappa Thi in the United States. Other Churches, recog- 
nizing the value of this form of activity, are forming similar organizations. 

Miss Muriel Day, speaking for Life Service, said that this was an ex- 
periment in Inter-board Co-operation, and spoke of the five boards in the 
olTice at 740 Rush Street, Chicago, which are working on this important 

Of the 39 colleges visited, 28 were represented by tiie Woman's Home 
Missionary Society. Twenty-three Epworth League Listitutes were also 
visited. She spoke of the "Persoimel Bulletin," published quarterly, which 
tells of the needs of the Methodist P^piscopal Church. 

There are 573 names classiiied and on file for cultivation in the W. H. 
M. S. office. Statistics show that only 5 per cent, of Student volunteers 
reach the field. There are 43 Conference Secretaries of Life Service. 

The continuation of the amending of the Constitution and By-Laws 
was the next order of business. Mrs. Thirkield called Mrs. Goode, the 
Vice-President, to the Chair, and she presided while the Recording Secre- 
tary read the recommendations by the Board and said recommendations were 
voted upon in order. 

Following the amending of the By-Laws, a telegram of greeting to the 
Convention from the Lexington Conference was read. 

Mrs. Hamilton, General Chairman, then called Mrs. Nannie Thomas to 
the platform and presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses from the 
Pittsburgh Conference, in appreciation of her assistance given for the 
Annual Meeting. 

Mrs. Spencer then moved that a message of sympathy and love be sent 
to Bishop and Mrs. Quayle because of the Bishop's impaired health. 

Upon motion, letters of regret for absence from the Convention, and 
appreciation for services given were sent to Mrs. E. B. Poundstone, Rush- 
viile, Indiana, and to Mrs. L. G. Murphy, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Mrs. Jones led in the closing prayer. 



THE convention was favored with an organ recital by Miss Edna May 
Sharpe, the most accommodating organist of many of our meetings. 
Mrs. Goode called the meeting to order and announced the hymn, 
"Faith of Our Fathers." Mrs. Martha Mellinger was in charge of the devo- 
tions and chose as the next hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal." Her 
Scripture reading was a part of the 17th chapter of John. "Onward, 
Christian Soldiers" was sung. 

Mrs. E. W. Mathews reported for the Committee on Christian Steward- 
ship. She said, "When the people of this country accept 'The Lord is my 
Shepherd' as a fact, instead of a poetic statement, then we shall be truly 
His and follow Him." 

Mrs. Robinson called attention to the fact that Mrs. Samuel Hamilton 
was a member of Emory Church and as the first Secretary of Systematic 
Beneficence had been instrumental in making the Christian Stewardship 
department what it is today. 

Mrs. Goode, for the Committee on Transportation, reported that 443 
certificates had been validated. She stated that $117 had been collected to- 
ward the expense of railroad fare for those coming from parts of the 
country where rates were not reduced. The amount paid to these people was 
$157. It was voted that the Committee on Equalization be permitted to take 

Minutes, 23 

the additional amount from tlu- surplus in possession of that Committee. 
Changes in the By-Laws were discussed. 

Airs. Woodruff read the report of the Reconstruction Committee, giving 
plans for Biennial and Regional meetings in case Biennial meetings should 
be decided upon. 

The By-Law in regard to Thank Offering was brought up for further 
discussion in order that a clearer understanding might be arrived at. 

Mrs. Beggs and Miss Oram, as members of the Joint Indian Commit- 
tee, were called to the platform. Mrs. Beggs, in a brief report, thanked the 
convention for the co-operation given that Committee in its work. 

The nominations of the Board of Trustees for Department and Bureau 
Secretaries and Chairmen of .Standing Committees were read by the 
Recording Secretary and confirmed as read. 

Mrs. H. D. Ketcham read the report of the Resolutions Committee, 
which was adopted as read. It was voted that these resolutions be sent to 
the Church papers for publication. 

Mrs. L. L. Slack, Bureau Secretary for Porto Rico, introduced Mrs. 
J. M. Dodd. who is to sail Saturday for Porto Rico to become Assistant 
Superintendent at the Geo. O. Robinson Orphanage. 

Mrs. Goode announced that all material for the Annual Report should 
reach Miss Guernsey, the editor, before November 15th, and that 12,000 
copies would be printed. 

Mrs. A. C. Peck gave the report for the Committee on Evangelism 
following which Miss 011a Davis sang. 'T Would Be Like Jesus." 

Mrs. Thirkield then gave her closing message. She said, "The hands 
of the clock have moved, we began at the midnight hour, they now stand at 
High Noon : we are going out soon to the glorious work of the New Year. 
Have we caught the step of the trail? Are we willing to take the spirit of 
the meeting with us? I trust we have been lifted not emotionally, but like 
the mighty power seen in the engineering feat of the Panama Canal, the 
feat of men under God's hand, as the water in the locks slowly, steadily, 
lifts the boat to the level of the Pacific Ocean, so should we be lifted, ready 
to sail forth on the sea of opportunity. Ye are God's children, children of 
the Most High." 

Miss Davis sang. "Oh, Master. Let Me Walk With Thee," as each one 
breathed the same thought as a prayer. 

The meeting closed with prayer offered by Mrs. Thirkield followed by 
the Mizpah benediction. 

The President then declared the forty-first meeting of the Board of 
Managers of the W^oman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church adjourned. 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, 

Recording Secretary. 

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(As read by the Recording Secretary.) 

Miss Ella Bateman, 20 years. 
Miss Grace M. Jerrauld, 17 years. 

Miss Minnie Steele, 8 years, Superintendent, Deaconess 
Rest Home. 

Miss Mattic Nelson, 20 years. 
Mrs. Alma Crumbaugh, 20 years. 
Miss Flora Jacobs, 10 years. 
Miss Rosa Narro, 2 years. 
Miss Frances E. Piatt, 30 years. 


Mrs. J. F. McAnally, Assistant Superintendent, Mothers' 
Jewels Home. 

Mrs. A. L. Plowman, former Missionary to Pottawatomie 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lydia Stark, former Missionary to Stickney 


Mrs. Ellen A. Burge, donor, Burge Hospital, St. Louis 

Mrs. Henry Wade Rogers, New York Conference. 

Mrs. E. W. Simpson, 16 years. Corresponding Secretary ; 
17 years. President, Troy Conference. 

Mrs. Fannie B. Crispin, helped start work at Berwick, Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania Conference. 

Mrs. Geo. Leidy, Secretary of Supplies, 25 years. Central 
Pennsylvania Conference. 

Mrs. Ella Leffingwell Reed, Central Pennsylvania Confer- 
ence. First Secretary of Young People's Work in National 
Society. Claimed the "joy of having been given the first Field 
Secretary of Young People's Work, Miss Carrie Barge." Origi- 
nated the name and started the organization of Home Guards. 


Mrs. F. O. Moore, St. Louis Conference, Secretary of Life 

Mrs. M. B. Hyde, former President, Indiana Conference. 

Mrs. Thos. J. Leak, former President, Pittsburgh Con- 

Mrs. Washington Hastings, Recording Secretary, Wilming- 
ton Conference. 

Mrs. Edna S. Vaughn, Secretary of Young People's Work, 
Wilmington Conference. 

Memorial Service 



I'-ight little girls dressed in white and carry pink and white carnatinns, 
willi wiiicli ihey tilled a vase, recited the following lines: 

We bring these flowers for mothers dear, 
Who loved all little children here. 

Fair flowers for mothers, sweet as they, 
Who rest in God's' own heaven today. 

For them the bells of heaven rang, 
And "Welcome home" the angels sang. 

For sisters dear we bring these flowers ; 
They stood in life's fair opening honrs. 

With girlhood's tender eyes awake, 
And service gave for Love's sweet sake. 

We bring these flowers for children dear 
Whom mothers loved and sheltered here. 

The dear Home Guards and Jewels sweet, 
Who gather now at Jesus' feet. 

And this the message of the flowers, 
"Love, liQpe and peace in darkest hours." 


"Now, I saw in my dream that these two men went in at the gate ; and 
lo, as they entered, the}' were transfigured, and they had raiment on them 
that shone like gold. There were also that met them with harps and 
crowns, and gave them to ihem ; the harps to praise withal, and the crowns 
in token of honor. Then I heard that all the bells of the city rang for joy 
and that it was said unto them, 'Enter ye into the joy of your Lord.' " 

So the Pilgrims' Progress ended at the gates of the Celestial CitJ^ 
The Germans have a word for this — hcimg.ang, they say, going home. Truly, 
the bells of heaven have rung many a paean of joy during the past year as 
those whom we have loved in earth's "little while," have "gone home." 

And %vho doubts their welcome there? Is it only fancy that sees child 
spirits running eagerly down the golden highways to greet Nettie Nelson, 
the deaconess, who "loved God and little children" here? Mrs. A. K. 
Barney, wearing the white symbol of purity and hope— methinks she scarcely 
needed to change her robes for whiter ones in the King's presence, for He 
gathereth unto Him not those who sliall be redeemed, but they whose robes 
Iiove been made zvhile by the blood of redemption. 

Many who were leaders in the cause we love were in the company. 
Lucy Ryder Meyer, sister in service, what a chorus of joy greeted her 
home-coming ! Her own words will describe her entry into the city "whose 
builder and maker is gone" : 



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Dey's a liT six feet of grnun' somewhere, 

A li'l' six feet of groun', 
An' cicy 'spects to bury me dere, some day, 
Wid de mou'iiers mou'nin' roun'. 

But they can't bury me in de groun', my Lord, 

Dey can't bury me. 
I'll be up among de sta's wid de angels, flyin' 'roun'. 
An' dey can't cotch me to bury me ! 

Dey's a li'l' old bell dey'll toll, some day — 

Don't ye hear dat doleful soun'? — 
Wen dey tries to bury me deep, dat day, 
Wid de mou'ners mou'nin' 'roun'. 

But dey can't bury me in de groun', my Lord, 

Dey can't bury me. 
For de heab'm bells '11 ring an' de angels '11 sing, 
An' dey can't cotch me to bury me ! 

Dey's some old black clo'es dey'll wear, dat day. 

Some ole black clo'es dey foun', 
.An' dey'll wail and weep an' de watch dey'll keep, 
Wid de mou'ners mou'nin' 'roun'. 

But dey can't bury me in de groun', my Lord, 

Dey can't bury me. 
Got de golden shoes an' de big white wings, 
An' dey can't cotch me to bury me ! 

And her name recalls that of another well-beloved comrade, Belle Ben- 
nett, of the Southland, and we mingle our tears with those who mourn her 
loss to themselves and to the cause in the Home Mission work of the 
Methodist Church South today. And even as we weep we hear the old 
triumphant cry, "God calls His workers, but He carries on His work." So 
it be His work, what have we to fear? 

Many another name and face, far too many to enumerate here, come 
to mind as we speak. They are shrined in our hearts, and with their spirits 
we keep sacred tryst until the time when we, too, hear the roll "called up 
yonder." (iod grant that we then may answer, "Here." And while we wait 
that call let us sing in faith and hope : 

"I know not where His islands lift 
Their f ronded palms in air ; 
I only know I cannot drift 
Beyond His love and care. 

And though beside the silent .sea, 

I wait the muffled oar, 
No harm from Him can come to me, 

On ocean or on shore." 

Annual Message of the President 

Mrs. Wilbur P. Thirkield 

I COME with no formal address tonight for the review has been made, 
the figures given and soon the picture will pass before you. Just a word 
from the heart as we look forward into the new year. Over 400,000 
women and girls banded together in this service for America and the world. 

"Societies do not call men into being, but men create societies." So 
as we realize the strength and worth of this organization, we recognize the 
leaders of the past and present, the loyal membership who have discovered 
themselves in this power of creation. 

Living American women have been named in answer to the request of 
the Chilean Senorita as among the twelve greatest ones of the present day, 
and it is a notable fact that the larger number have distinguished them- 
selves in unselfish service for humanity. 

Others, who have passed on during the year, we would honor tonight. 
Miss Belle H. Bennett, for many years the President of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Council of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, who was an 
outstanding leader and counselor in that church. Reared in the mountains 
of Kentucky, strong physically and mentally, she seemed to take the breath 
of the hills with her as she entered the cities and valleys of the Southland, 
studying their problems with a statesmanlike grasp and supporting the mis- 
sion workers with truest sympathy. Greatly is she missed in the councils 
of the church. 

Mrs. J. K. Barney, one of the brilliant trio including Susan B. An- 
thony and Frances Willard. who brought us words of greeting last year at 
Providence. She was a pioneer in temperance and reform, young in heart 
and spirit even up to ninety years. 

Mrs. J. Edgar Leaycraft, of our sister society, who gave herself un- 
stintedly to the welfare and comfort of missionaries on furlough or leaving 
for foreign ports. 

Dr. Christian Colder, who was founder of the Deaconess Home and 
Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, and John G. Woolley, who fought the 
fight and kept the faith, speaking burning words for prohibition because of 
his own bitter experience. How he would glory in the battle today for 
righteousness and law enforcement. 

"hese leaders caught the vision which is back of this society today. 
America, full of promise, is in danger unless filled with spiritual power. 
Courage and patience are needed to meet the materialism, lawlessness and 
irreligion which seem sweeping over our land. The Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society is articulating its work to the great social problems of the 
nation. As a recent writer says : "Religion cannot get along without 
social service, while religion likewise is necessary to the success of social 
work. H you go into social work without an essentially religious feeling 
you will either end in pessimism or become impatient revolutionists. Re- 
ligion will not be able to get along without you, if only it knows it. Cer- 
tainly it is unethical and irreligious to preach high ideals to men when you 
leave them unfed. Again, if you forget that men are essentially spiritual 
beings, you are likely to fail in your work." The editor of your own Pitts- 
burgh Advocate puts it strongly in his endorsement of efifective evangelism. 
"Methodism can very readily fall in with the new evangelism, which has 
Christ's program of adventure for the Kingdom in view. The emphasis 


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upon the joyous experience need not be a whit kss. It should make us 
more fearless, more efficient, more progressive, more ready to serve." The 
story of the nation's need is an incentive to earnest endeavor. 

The Pageant which follows reveals a power which should be widely 
used. Because of the trend of such entertainment has been diverted into 
wrong channels for financial gain we need not refuse its benefit. There is 
a spiritual side to our imagination and the placing of pictures before the 
mind should be cultivated by act and scene. We have learned the value of 
the stereopticon and nearly every Church Board and denomination has its 
box of slides in constant transportation. 

The Indian Secretary of the Home Mission Board in conjunction with 
another writer, has prepared a pageant called "Playing Indian," which 
should be freely used. We must recognize the allurement of picture story 
and by uplifting ideals, raise the standard and win the youth to high and 
holy thought. 1 would urge all women to cultivate the art of story-telling 
and by picture and word use the highest form of missionary publicity. 

To do this successfully, one must be thoroughly conversant with the 
work, broad in knowledge and reading, full of sympathy and personal in- 
terest. Of course, the text-book and mission papers will be studied, but far 
beyond those must be the collateral reading which one finds in library, 
magazine and paper. Keep in touch with the issues of the day, get the 
background of history, watch legislation in Congress, make the study con- 
structive and strong. At once your influence will widen and interest deepen. 
The Epworth League has been most successful in its Mission Institutes 
and Study Classes. "John Wesley, Jr.," has become a household word and 
this j'ear as "J. W. Thinks Black," he follows "The Trend of the Races." 
This program of steady, systematic instruction far exceeds any special cam- 
paign in filling the treasury and advancing the work. Like the carpenter 
in his workshop, the tools must be ready and sharpened for use. Material 
may be plentiful, environment may be perfect, but without the right equip- 
ment all will be of no avail. Each tool fits into a special task and the 
eager mind finds this training, sending her out an expert ready for leader- 
ship. There must be tact for every situation, thoughtful facts for talking 
lips, a tonic for the brain and heart. Optimism must be shining and always 
within reach. Obligation gives one the right spirit for the task and Origi- 
nality pricks its way through programs and plans. Literature and life will 
always be in demand. 

This year we turn southward and see the Negro 'facing the future, 
meeting the helpful cooperation of white men on the Inter-racial Commis- 
sions, organizing city groups among his own to help in community welfare 
movements, steadily decreasing in illiteracy and increasing in business suc- 
cess. Methodism has been creating leadership and while Centenary gifts 
in two years equaled those of previous thirteen years, in the same two years 
the Negroes paid back $200,000 more than they received. A strong review 
of our text-book says : "The problem is not wholly one of the black man. 
It is present because he is here, but it is quite as much a problem of the 
white man. Will he accept the colored race in any other than the perma- 
nent status of inferiority? Will he accept Negro civilization? We believe 
it will come, but it will not come through race war nor through any dilution 
of social progress by mere majorities. When it does come, there will be 
mutual respect by men of every race for all who are of worth to our com- 
mon civilization. That will mean an emancipation from race prejudice. 
They will put their trust in education and character. A civilization bestowed 
is not one that will be retained. Progress is not a gift; it is an attainment. 
The black man must take up his burden, and right valiantly are a host of 
his race leaders "doing it." It is not the work of a day or a decade, but of 
generations. Let not racial unlikeness lead to racial antagonism ! Rather, 
find a common basis and lend a hand to those struggling upward. 

In the Southland we have found another group whom we are helping 

Annual Message of the President. 29 

for the first time. The people hidden away in the bayous were once called 
"immigrants," and our first Methodist Missionary appointed in 1820 was 
sent to the French in Louisiana. 

Now we are building a dormitory in connection with Evangeline Acad- 
emy for French Acadian girls in Basile, Louisiana. They have been living 
in a most simple and primitive way, remote and apart from the great world 
currents of thought and power, but we hope to send them out with a new 
vision, a new sense of duty, a new thought of privilege in helping to change 
the home life of their people. 

The Young Woman's Christian Association has a slogan in its Immi- 
gration service : "Around the Globe Safely." The Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society takes as its share, "Through America Safely." There are 
36,385,000 foreign born or of foreign parentage in the United States. New 
England is more Latin and Slavic than American. Thousands of Russians 
ill North Dakota. One million Mexicans along the border. More than 
8,000 foreign students, representing 100 nationalities are enrolled in Amer- 
ican schools. Bible quarterlies are now printed in six foreign languages. 
Pittsburgh Conference covers an area full of foreign groups. Thus, we 
can study Europe by the Europeans, who dwell here. Eight countries were 
represented recently around the table of our Immigrant Home in New 
York. It is becoming an American Minority in many of our large cities 
and there lies the greatest danger from illiteracy and unemployment. Our 
Immigrant Homes, City Centers, Community Settlements and Slavonic 
Training School are reaching these people. Through Marcy Center and 
Campbell Settlement. Leisenring and McCrum, Byesville and Boston, Phila- 

hia and Los Angeles, we are related to all the world. 

"Because of the reaction against the oppression of the old world re- 
ligion, and the spread of atheism among the Slavonic people who come to 
America," said Miss Kosa, of the McCrum Training School, "our Slavonic 
people need, above everything else, to be introduced to Jesus Christ. They 
are tired of ceremonials — they need the simple gospel story. There are ten 
million Slavs in this country — of whom a great number are freethinkers. 
As they minister to us in temporal things, we need to minister to them in 
spiritual things." Non-English speaking people are looking to us for in- 
struction and our deaconesses and missionaries must be alert and skilled in 
their means of approach, knowing the language where possible, but above 
all, knowing how to interpret the spirit of Christian America. . ^ — 

But while we are taking the Gospel unto these people of a strange faith, 
let us not be misled ourselves ! At the recent Episcopal Convention in 
Oregon, a professor from India said he saw "an Indianization of the United 
States through its growing number of adherents to theosophy, new thought 
and Christian Science." In some parts of our country it has almost become 
a fashion to follow non-Christian faiths ! Bahaism has its devotees as well 
as Mormonism, and Hinduism is not limited in its adherents to people from 
the Orient. Western Christianity will fail of its impact upon the East if 
we receive these false religions with a sympathetic mind. The United 
States has become a center of world influence ; it is being watched as never 
before and its solution of national problems counts for the weal or woe of 
all peoples.\ Patriotism and internationalism have become interwoven with 

we watch "The Striking of America's Hour" let us realize its im- 
portance and world demand. The time is ripe for missionary activity, for 
Christian statesmanship. Who shall be master of this hour? I bring you 
the name that is above every name and ask you to join me in this declara- 
tion : "One is our Master, even Christ." 

Forty-first Annual Report of the Corresponding 


Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff 

IN years gone by when opening the sessions of the Annual Conferences, it 
was the usual thing for the Presiding Bishop to announce Hymn 560, in 
.the Methodist Hymnal, and then to hear the members of the Conference 
sing — and. Oh ! how they sang : 

And are we yet alive 
And see each other's face, 
Glory and praise to Jesus give 
For His redeeming grace. 

What troubles have we seen, 
What conflicts have we passed ; 
Fightings without and fears within, 
Since we assembled last. 

And then nothwithstanding the troubles, the conflicts and the fightings, 
they would finally join in the last verse of the hymn — most triumphantly: 

Let us take up our cross 
Till we the crown obtain. 
And gladly reckon all things loss, 
So we may Jesus gain. 

In some respects, perhaps, the Woman's Home Missionary Society of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church has never had a more testing year than 
the one which closed July 31, 1922. The excitement of war had passed, no 
special anniversaries were to give inspiration and enthusiasm. From the 
heights to which we had ascended in special activities we came down from 
the mountain, to find the valley of regular systematic and sometimes dis- 
couraging service awaiting us. Auxiliary, District, Conference and National 
ofiicers have found that after all we must do the regular, systematic work 
of the valley, and perchance in the valley, if we are again to scale the heights 
and for a time dwell on the mountain tops of great achievement. Our 
ofiicers have realized this, and experience has taught them to face the tasks 
for every day service with courage and cheer. 

The basis of the Woman's Home Missionary Society is not the amount 
of money which is received, important as that is, but the basis is the 
membership found in the enrollment of Auxiliaries. In this membership are 
counted Conference and Honorary Members (men). Young Woman's 
Auxiliaries, Queen Esther Circles, Home Guard Companies, and Mothers' 
Jewel Bands. While each of these groups is a iinit of organization, yet all 
are bound together in District, Conference and National Societies. The 
strength of the Woman's Home Missionary Society depends upon the 
strength of these units of organization. We now number 5,700 Auxiliaries, 
481 Young Woman's Auxiliaries, 2,757 Queen Esther Circles, 1,490 Home 
Guard Companies, and 2,112 Mothers' Jewel Bands — a total of 12,540 units 
of organizations. 


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While we have not secured the "20 per cent, net increase" for which we 
had hoped, we have made a creditable gain. The enrollment in Auxiliaries 
is 252,965, of Honorary Members (men) 2,747, of Conference Members is 
570 — a total enrollment of 256,282. The Young People's Department has an 
enrollment (including Young Woman's Auxiliaries and Queen Esther Cir- 
cles) of 66,815. The Children's Department has an enrollment (including 
Home Guards and Mothers' Jewels) of 122,396. The grand total of enroll- 
ment is, therefore, 445,493 — thus giving a total net gain of 17,334 members. 

Two factors have seemed to prevent the larger net increase for which 
we had hoped. First, the general business depression with many unem- 
ployed men and women, a large percentage of whom have felt the necessity 
of retrenchment in financial outlay, and so have not paid the dues to the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society. Secondly, because like many churches 
when church membership is reported reduced — the records (in this case the 
enrollment) have been rectified and non-contributors and non-residents have 
been dropped. We would far rather this should be our case than to report 
a much larger, but unpaid membership. We want all who fulfill the obli- 
gations of membership to the Woman's Home Missionary Society reported, 
but we do not desire inflated, or inaccurate reports of any sort whatsoever, 
not only in regard to our enrollment of members, but in every Department 
of our work. Therefore, we urge all who are responsible for the making of 
reports of any part of our work to make accurate statements which cannot 
be questioned. We would also urge prompt reports from every Department, 
in order that information concerning every part of our work shall be abso- 
lutely up-to-date. Past history may be interesting, but present facts are 
what we must base our present day activities and future plans upon, and 
the importance of such knowledge cannot be overestimated. 


Next in importance to membership are our financial obligations— for 
which we must make provision in proportion, if not in advance, of our 
numerical strength. We, sometimes, are led to wonder, whether our own 
constituency realize the financial obligations of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society. These are not the financial obligations of the Officers, 
Trustees, Bureau Secretaries, Secretaries of Departments, Conference Of- 
ficers — or even the Ways and Means Committee, but are the obligations of 
the entire organization, and especially this Board of Managers. You de- 
termine what obligations shall be assumed, and obligate the organization by 
your vote. No part of the work of this great Society should receive more 
careful and prayerful attention than its financial obligations. Perhaps no 
Annual Meeting of the Board of Managers has faced more important ques- 
tions of finance and policy than the present meeting will be under the 
necessity of considering and finally determining. We, therefore, bespeak 
from you, your undivided attention and prayerful interest, as well as your 
presence at every session during the entire week. 

We have heard the report of our Treasurer as the financial life of the 
organization has been reviewed. We have been stirred with devout thanks- 
giving because of advance in our funds during a year of business depression 
and great deprivation — ^both to individuals and organizations. The income 
from all sources of $2,946,766.56 only multiplies our obligation for future 
increase. The total increase of $117,969.44 represents the net gain in cash 
and voucher credit, while $203,218.64 represents the increase in cash 

For some time it has been the policy of the Society to reduce voucher 
credit to the minimum, and to have the actual cash, not only for National, 
but Conference Institutions and work, received and disbursed by the 
National Treasurer. We trust that Conference officers will see to it that 
this policy shall be strictly adhered to. 

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The Budget System has not only been adopted, but has been put into 
effect. With but few exceptions Conferences have accepted the apportion- 
ments which were made by the Ways and Means Committee, and approved 
by the Board of Trustees. Were this the time and place we should hke to 
tell you of that memorable meeting of the Ways and Means Committee last 
April, when they wrestled (not with flesh and blood) but with appropria- 
tions for Departments, Bureaus, Committees, etc., and apportionments to 
Conference Societies under the Budget Plan. No doubt mistakes were 
made, but with further experience and the cooperation and loyal support of 
our Conference organizations, we believe the Budget Plan will so commend 
itself, that we shall never desire to return to the old plan of financial 

We were most fortunate when necessity compelled the election of a 
new Treasurer that a gifted woman with business training, who was familiar 
with our work, was selected by the Board of Managers for so important and 
difficult a position. The arduous responsibility has been carried in such a 
fine way that the wisdom of the choice of Mrs. J. H. Freeman for this posi- 
tion has been fully justified. May her life and effort long be given to this 
organization ! 

We are especially grateful for the reorganization of our Committee on 
Thank Offering. Many Conferences have elected a Chairman of the Thank 
Offering Committee, or Secretary of Thank Offering, whose business it 
shall be to assist in plans for Thank Offering services and to receive reports 
of Thank Offering given. The Thank Offering need not necessarily be a 
public offering, or even a regular church service — though this may be desir- 
able when it is possible. Every Auxiliary should have a special service, 
using the Thank Offering program and envelopes — either in a regular, or 
special. Auxiliary meeting. If every Auxiliary would adopt either of these 
plans the Thank Offering spirit as well as the offering would be largely 

The Lenten Offering for 1921-1922 is the largest amount given in any 
one year since its establishment in 1915 — $21,050.22. With our big building 
program the Lenten Offering is perhaps more needed than ever. No appro- 
priation is paid from this voluntary offering until the close of the fiscal 
year. During the past few months emergencies have been met from this 
fund which relieves us from making special plans for immediate help on 
building funds. For 1922-1923 we again place before you the Goal of 
$25,000 for the Lenten Offering. 

With the multiplication of years the number of our Retired Mission- 
aries and Deaconesses increase each year. There is every reason why we 
should not only provide the annual support for these, but also that we shall 
increase the invested funds until we shall have an endowment which shall 
relieve the anxiety of those in charge of our Permanent Missionary and 
Deaconess Funds. 

Are we fully aware of the financial strength of our Young People's 
and Children's Departments? We rejoice in the close bond of union be- 
tween these Departments and the National Society — as all apportionments to 
these Departments are to be made by the Ways and Means Committee in 
consultation with the Secretaries of the Departments. The more closely we 
are bound together in our financial plans, the more fully shall all the ad- 
ministration of the entire organization, be co-operative. During the year 
1921-1922 the Young People's Department contributed $194,690.01. and the 
Children's Department, $50,229.46. In the latter amount is included the 
poDular fund known as the "Little Brown Sisters Fund," which amounted to 

The story of the Mite-Box is always interesting, and we are grateful 
for the substantial amount which these silent containers passed into the work 
of the Society. The amount of $161,055.40 is gratefully acknowledged. 

Although we have some times been told that there is no longer need 

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for the Department of Supplies, we are inclined to say it was tiever more 
needed. During the past few ydars the scope of the Department has been 
enlarged, and new responsibilities have been added in the Linen and Silver 
Fund, the Needle Work Department, and greater emphasis placed on sup- 
plies for our Industrial Homes and other Institutions. That the value of 
supplies for all these lines of work in addition to those sent to muiisters 
has constantly increased until we have reached the sum of $246,363.27 is 
certainly sufficient evidence that this Department should function with ever 
increasing interest and support. 

If we have the proper conception of our responsibility in all these 
financial obligations we shall recognize the necessity of becoming Christian 
Stcivards. or Tithers, thus systematically laying aside the amount of our 
income which shall meet our share in this part of the Kingdom of God in 
our own Land. We do not ask all your tithe, or the entire amount of your 
Stewardship, but we do ask that the Woman's Home Missionary Society 
shall have its just share of all that belongs to God's work in dollars and 
cents. Were we all stewards of time and life, the stewardship of money 
would scarcely need a passing reference so natural would this provision 
become. The recognition of Stewardship and its consequent responsibility, 
is the basis of real support for the work of God's Kingdom in this world. 


With increasing vigilance the Bureau Secretaries have cared for the 
great demands and important interests committed to their hands. 

As we approach our semi-centennial we must remember that many of 
our buildings are in constant need of repairs, refurnishings, etc., and that 
the Bureau Secretaries must plan to meet these needs — as well as to see 
that provision is made for all financial obligations. During 1921-1922 re- 
pairs have been made to some extent on almost every building. Large ad- 
ditions to accommodate growing work have been made to Thayer Home 
(Atlanta, Ga.) our first Industrial Home. The improved and enlarged 
building is, we trust, only indicative of enlarged usefulness. All subscribers 
to WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS have no doubt seen with pride and 
satisfaction the picture of Thayer Home as it looks today on the cover of 
the October issue. For so many years have we looked forward to this im- 
provement, that its consummation should make us very grateful. The E. L. 
Rust Home (Holly Springs, Miss.) is also being enlarged to accommodate 
more students. 


New buildings in process of erection are Maj'nard-Columbus Hospital, 
Nome, Alaska; Gertrude Orvis Hall (George O. Robinson Orphanage), San 
Turce, Porto Rico; Administration Building (Mitchell Home), Misen- 
heimer, N. C. ; Iowa National Bible Training School, Des Moines, Iowa ; 
Susannah Wesley Home, Honolulu, T. H. 


Since the last meeting of the Board of Managers, the new building fdr 
Frances De Pauw Home and School, Los Angeles, California, has been 
completed and dedicated, and is giving increased comfort, convenience, and 
enlarged usefulness to the Spanish work in the Southwest. 

We rejoice in the buildings which have been completed for the Sager- 
Brown Orphanage for Negro Children (Baldwin, La.). Thus has come to 
the Society a blessed realization of one of its visions. 

Spurlock Hall is meeting a long felt want at Mothers' Jewels Home, 
York, Neb. The name Spurlock carries with it blessed memories of love 
for, and service to, child-life. 

The new school-house at the Navajo Mission (Farmington, N. M.), is 

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making possible better facilities for the education of Indian children, and 
giving opportunities for a more up-to-date educational program. 

The Community House at Leisenring III gives opportunity to advance 
Christian Social Service Training for the students of McCrum Slavonic 
Training School (Uniontown, Pa.), as well as to minister to community 
betterment, in physical, social and religious life. 

The Kansas Building of the Kansas City National Training School must 
be seen to be fully appreciated, and yet no appreciation can compare with 
the satisfaction and joy of Faculty and students in its possession. In his 
own inimitable way, Bishop Quayle said in the Dedicatory Address, "The 
Kansas Building is a sun-lit building, rapturous, beautiful, clear-eyed; a 
building of laughter, of song, of great glee. Sunlight is the laughter of 
God ... I speak a word for the Kansas Building; where there is sun- 
light, the up-climb, the wild flowers, the great spaces and the far horizons, 
and where the wind is so spacious and vocal that when you hear it, you say, 
it is as though my God spoke to me. I hear a voice saying, 'The wind blow- 
eth where it listeth and thou hearest the sound thereof but cans't not tell 
whence it cometh or whither it goeth.' May you hear the wind blowing 
across your spirit, blowing wherever there is human need." 

The recent dedication of an additional and much needed building for 
Folts Institute (Herkimer, N. Y.), has given an added impetus to the work 
of this National Training School. For this building we would repeat the 
wish of Bishop Quayle. May the Faculty and students "hear the wind 
blowing across your spirits, blowing wherever there is human need." 


While each of our Conference organizations has responsibilities for 
the erection and maintenance of National Institutions, some Conferences 
have Institutions for which they are wholly responsible^ and for which 
Conditional Appropriations are approved by the National Society. (These 
appropriations are conditional upon the Conference Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society raising the Conditional Appropriation within its own bor- 
ders. In order to have cash credit the money for the Conditional Appro- 
priation should be sent to the National Treasurer, and by her returned at 
once to the Conference Treasurer.) 

During the past year there has been special activity in buildings erected, 
purchased, or received by special gift for Conference Work. So far as we 
have been able to secure a list, the following have been reported : Com- 
munity House, Byesville, O. (North-East Ohio Conference) ; Wyoming 
Conference Children's Home, Binghamton, N. Y. (Wyoming Conference) ; 
Ruth M. Smith Children's Home, Sheffield, Pa. (Erie Conference) ; Chicago 
Friendship Home (for Negro Girls) (Rock River Conference) ; Friendship 
Home, Philadelphia, Pa. (Philadelphia and Delaware Conferences) ; Esther 
Home, Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Conference) ; Esther Home, Birmingham, 
Ala. (Alabama Conference) ; Settlement House, Fairmount, W. Va. (West 
Virginia Conference) ; Jersey City Deaconess Home, Jersey City, N. J. 
(Newark Conference). 

We doubt whether in any one year of the history of the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society there have been so many building projects inaugurated 
and completed. Shall we not pause a moment to ask what this means to the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society? And shall we answer honestly and 
say larger responsibilities as well as large building debts which must be can- 
celled either by the National, or Conference Societies. We face only facts 
when we acknowledge the indebtedness as we rejoice over added buildings 
and equipment — making possible greater efficiency. 

Sometimes it has been said that the erection of buildings and carrying 
of current expenses does not appeal to those inclined to give toward the 

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work of our Society. That people are more interested in folks (missionaries 
and students) than in brictc and stone. Have we stopped long enough to 
think this matter through to its logical conclusions? How many mission- 
aries (meaning Superintendents, teachers and other employees) would we 
have, if we had no buildings in which to place them? How many students 
would we have to support, and for whom to secure the popular fund Stu- 
dent Aid or Scholarships, if we had not those to teach and care for them? 
We might appropriately say, "These are the buildings of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. These are the teachers who teach in the build- 
ings of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. And these are the students 
who are taught by the teachers who teach in the buildings of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. Therefore, if we have students, we must have 
teachers, and if we have students and teachers wc must have buildings to 
accommodate the work and workers of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety. So let us not slight the claims of the building funds, nor ask to be 
released from a just share in their liquidation. (May we suggest that a 
large increase in the Lenten Offering would reduce the apportionments for 
building debts. Looking forward to 1930, we hope this offering may reach 
in that year at least $50,000.) 

The burning of King Home (Marshall, Texas), November 11, 1921, 
brought loss of property, but thank God no loss of life. The severe fright 
and shock so wrecked the nerves of the Superintendent that she went to 
Bancroft-Taylor Rest Home to recuperate, and is again teaching in one of 
our Homes for Negroes. Because of the fine new buildings and enlarged 
capacity at Wiley College, the Trustees have recommended that if a new 
King Home shall be built, it shall be located in a more needy place than 

The burning of the large barn and other farm buildings at Mothers' 
Jewels Home, York, Neb., August 12, 1922, seemed a terrible catastrophe, 
and yet as the buildings were old and in constant need of repairs, perhaps it 
was not altogether a catastrophe. Already plans have been approved by 
the Business Committee for new buildings which shall be erected before the 
storms of the winter shall render exposure to the weather unsafe for live- 
stock, grain, farm implements, etc. Partial provision for this expense has 
been made by the insurance returns, a bequest, and an appropriation from 
the Lenten Offering. 


The Department of Field Work has made a record for usefulness which 
has been one of our great assets. As our Field Secretaries have gone to 
the Northwest, and to the South, especially, they have gained new recruits 
in all Departments of Membership, as they have told for the first time in 
many of these remote places the story of the work of the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society. 

Exhibits, Slides and Charts. While the Exhibit and Charts have not 
been in demand, the illustrated lectures have been used. Sets of slides 
on the General Work of the Society and Christian Americanization have 
been sent out from the Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York offices. When 
it is difficult to secure speakers and Field Secretaries there is no better sub- 
stitute than one of these illustrated lectures. While the headquarters for 
Exhibits and Slides have been in the New York office, hereafter they will 
be in the Cincinnati office. 

Temperance. In order to really cover the scope of the work of this 
Committee, we believe its name should be changed to be the Committee on 
Temperance, Prohibition and Christian Citizenship. This name will not only 
better cover the work of our Committee, but will mean more to us as 
Methodists, and place us in line with the General Conference Board of Tem- 
perance, Prohibition and Public Morals. The literature distributed by this 

36 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Committee is largely the literature of the Board of Temperance, Prohibi- 
tion and Public Morals. We would, if it were possible, more emphatically 
urge our women to study their own responsibility as Christian Citizens 
which relate us to the political issues of the day. In this connection we 
would urge our women to study the character of those who seek places of 
political power in Congress, in State Legislatures, and in county and local 
offices, and support only those who are willing to be loyal to the Constitu- 
tion of the United States, and true to the best interests of State and 

If, in our own home cities, towns and villages, the Eighteenth Amend- 
ment is not enforced, let us use the power of citizenship to expose and 
pumish those who dare to break the law of the land. Prohibition can be 
enforced and lawbreakers made to suffer the penalty of criminals if the 
decent and law-abiding and law-protecting citizens say it shall be done. 

Evangelism. In the work of this Committee we have the foundation, 
the cornerstone and the capstone of our entire structure of personal Chris- 
tian experience and living whereby we win souls for the Kingdom of God. 
Unless we have knowledge of life hid with God in Christ Jesus, how can 
we even endeavor to win, each year, one soul to Christ? If this spirit shall 
dominate our membership as well as our Missionaries and Deaconesses, this 
organization shall not only win souls for the Kingdom and members for the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society, but the Auxiliary in the local church 
shall be felt as a spiritual asset to its religious life and work. God grant 
it may be so. 

Let us not forget the Good Friday, or Lenten Service, which is Decision 
Day in our Homes and Schools, and a day of special prayer for our work 
and our Missionaries. If our Auxiliaries will plan for this as a day of 
prayer, and meet for this purpose only, we shall not need to urge the Lenten 
Offering so frequently, for the Ofifering will be the natural result of the 
fervent prayer. 


So closely allied are the above Committees and Commissions that we 
venture to refer to them under one heading. 

Student Work — The approach of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety to College Students, especially those of our own Denomination, has 
been an outstanding feature of this Committee. 

Through the efforts of this Committee many College women have had 
their attention called to avenues of usefulness in our land, and some have 
entered our work as Missionaries. 

Recruiting for Life Service. The work of this Committee is to follow 
up those who have signed for Life Service in the earlier years of High 
School or College Course, and so far as possible, to encourage them to 
enter a Missionary Training School, or in some way to prepare for special 
Missionary work. 

The Commission on Life Service. This Commission was appointed by 
the General Conference of 1920, and the personnel of its membership indi- 
cated as two from each of the Boards of our Church. It was decided that 
the Commission on Life Service would deal only with those young people 
who expected to devote full time to some special form of Church work. 
The General Conference defined the purpose of the Commission as that of 
verifying the recruiting, guidance, and .selection of young people who ex- 
pected to go into our various fields of service (at home or abroad). An 
Executive Secretary was elected for the purpose of supervising the work 
of the Commission. In order to verity the recruiting processes of the 
various Boards of our Church, it was soon seen to be necessary, that if uni- 
fication was to mean anything in a practical way, those having charge of the 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 37 

recruiting for the various Boards should do their work in the office (740 
Rush Street, Chicago, 111.), and as a part of the office force on Life Service 
in Chicago. In compliance with this conviction the Hoard of Foreign Mis- 
sions, the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, the Board of Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, the Woman's Home Missionary Society, the 
Hoard of Hospitals and Homes, the General Deaconess Board, and the 
Board of Epworth League, have their recruiting Secretaries in the Chicago 
office. The Board of Education is also represented on the Statl. 
The task of recruiting falls into three sections : 

L Recruiting of Pre-College and now College Groups. 

2. Recruiting of College and Alumni Groups. 

3. Recruiting by pastors in local churches. 
The task of guidance falls into three parts : 

1. Guidance through correspondence. 

2. Guidance through vocational counsel and direction. 

3. Guidance through literature. 

Thus, can be seen the difficult and delicate work of the Commission on 
Life Service until the recruits have finally, after instruction and guidance, 
actually gone into the Mission field. 

Student Fellowship for Christian Life Service. For some years past 
we have been familiar with the Student Volunteer Movement, which was 
for the benefit of those preparing for Foreign Missionary Work. For a 
long time students desiring to enlist in missionary service in our own coun- 
try have felt the need of special fellowship with some organized body inter- 
ested in such service. The Home Missions Council, and the Council of 
Women for Home Missions, recognized this need and a Joint Committee on 
Recruiting the Home Missions Force was appointed, and an Executive 
Secretary secured. After receiving many requests from the scattered groups 
of all denominations interested to meet for discussion, this Committee en- 
dorsed a special Conference at the University of Illinios (February 17-19, 

With the most hearty co-operation of the leaders of the Student Vol- 
unteer Movement, the findings of this Conference resulted in the organiza- 
tion of the Student Fellowship for Christian Life Service. The challenge 
is, "Conceived in a great and pressing need, born in prayer and consecra- 
tion and inspired throughout with a burning desire for fellowship, this new 
Student Fellowship strikes a bold, broad challenge that shall ring forth 
like a clarion call throughout the colleges of this land where there are stu- 
dents ready and willing to rally to the standard of Christ with life service 
in order to make America Christian for the friendly service of the World." 

Missio)tary CcDtdidafcs Committee. From the foregoing source of 
supply the demand for well trained and enthusiastic volunteers for service, 
the Home Fields should not be difficult. We would lay special emphasis on 
the words, trained workers, for this is a day when we must have mission- 
aries who know how to work to the best advantage, and after the most 
approved methods. This Committee has upon it the responsibility of de- 
termining who shall be recommended to our Bureau Secretaries for places of 
responsibility in our Homes and Schools. Therefore, there should be the 
closest co-operation between all these forces which are seeking to bring to 
Home Mission Service to those whose consecration, education, training and 
experience shall fit them to serve in Mission Fields under our own flag. 
For years our Society was almost dependent upon this Committee in filling 
responsible positions in our work, and it has been helpful. Today, its use- 
fulness should be largely increased because of the new emphasis placed 
u[^on preparation for Home Missions Service, and the increased opportuni- 
ties for securing through the foregoing agencies up-to-date information 
about those who apply for work with the Woman's Home Missionary So- 

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ciety. Even so, mistakes will no doubt be made, but they will be reduced 
to the minimum. 

Training Schools. Following the consideration of Recruits for Home 
Mission Fields, we naturally turn our thought to the Training Schools of 
our Society. The standard for entrance to our Training Schools has been 
raised and we rejoice in the better educational equipment required for en- 
trance. We believe this high standard should be maintained in all our 
Training Schools and that the exception should be so infrequent as to call 
for special inquiry and only then to prove the rule for admission. 

From the result of the labor of the Student Committee, the Commis- 
sion on Life Service and the Student Fellowship for Christian Service, we 
should naturally look for assistance in filling our Training Schools to the 
limit with young people who are eligible for entrance. No matter how well 
prepared educationally, a young woman may be for teaching, we believe if 
she is to be a missionary teacher she should have at least one year, and if 
possible, the entire course, in one of our Training Schools. She needs to 
know our work and methods, and we need to know her as far as possible 
physically, mentally and spiritually. Thus, mutual knowledge must be pro- 
ductive of good to the work and workers. 

Young women desiring to enter Deaconess Work will, of necessity, 
enter a Training School in which courses for such training are available. 
Every Training School under the Woman's Home Missionary Society has 
as one of its prominent features and ultimate aims, the training of Deacon- 
esses. We cannot too strongly urge upon the younger women of Methodism 
consideration of Deaconess Work as a channel through which they may, 
with consecration and proper training, serve the cause of God and humanity. 
We would not place before them as an ultimate aim, care and support in 
old age, and other matters of material interest, but we would place before 
them the privilege of a life of consecration and service to Him, "whose 
they are and whom they serve," the outward symbol of which shall be 
conformity to the high ideals of Deaconess Work. Again, we would re- 
iterate the fact that the Woman's Home Missionary Society expects the 
Deaconess serving with it to wear the quiet, modest garb prescribed by the 
General Deaconess Board, and approved by the General Conference. 

We would urge our Training Schools to so place emphasis upon the 
distinctive life and work of a Deaconess in the Church of God that Deacon- 
ess students shall be led to conform without question to the requirements 
of the Order as endorsed by the law of the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society when they enter this distinctive form of Christian service with this 
form of Administration. 

Missionary Education. Not only should those who are doing actual 
missionary service, but the rank and file of our women should be informed 
concerning all Home Missionary movements. If one cannot visit Home 
Mission Fields, the next best thing 'is to read and study the books, leaf- 
lets, and missionary literature, which will give information. The Com- 
mittee on Missionary Education, through its Bulletins, list of Home Mis- 
sions books, etc., stands ready to help all who desire such help as they may 

Publications. Our papers. WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS and CHIL- 
DREN'S HOME MISSIONS, are most valuable to the work of the So- 
ciety and the intelligence of its members. Our members cannot know the 
work of the Society unless they read WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS 
every month. 

Last year, a suggestion was made that to be eligible to hold office in 
the Woman's Home Missionary Society in any capacity, she should be a 
subscriber to, and reader of WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS. Especially, 
we recommend that all officers, whether Conference, District, or Auxiliary, 
should be subscribers. One Conference — the Rock River — reports every 
Conference and District officer subscribers and also that every officer in 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 39 

twenty-two Auxiliaries are subscribers. Would it not be well to urge a 
campaign among the officers of all our organizations, the Slogan of which 
should be, "Every Conference, District, Auxiliary, Young People's and 
Children's officers a subscriber to WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS," in the 
interest of intelligence of officers. We predict that this might also increase 
the circulation of WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS. 

Are we fair to our children and our future if we do not educate them 
in Home Missionary needs and opportunities? Let us help them, and pro- 
tect our future by giving them CHILDREN'S HOME MISSIONS. 

General Publications. At the meeting of the Board of Trustees last 
May, special consideration was given to the important business of this 
department. After disposing of the business matters in her report to the 
Board, the Editor and Business Manager of General Publications, Miss 
Alice M. Guernsey, presented her resignation to the Board of Trustees, to 
take effect at the next Annual Meeting (this meeting) of the Board of 
Managers. To most of the Officers and Board members, the resignation 
at this time was unexpected. 

We wish that every member of this Board of Managers could have 
heard the story of seventeen years of service given by this noble woman. 
This is not the time, nor is the writer capable of reporting the story. After 
words of appreciation and expressions of the love and esteem in which 
Miss Guernsey is held, the Board of Trustees accepted the resignation. 

Miss Guernsey will still be with us and give us the benefit of her pen 
and thought for our great work, which she loves with all the intensity of 
a noble, Christian woman. Few of us have realized how much Miss Guern- 
sey has given us in our books, leaflets, etc. That you may have some con- 
ception of her work as editor of many, and publisher of nearly all our 
leaflets, we quote from the minutes of the Board Meeting: "The part which 
Miss Guernsey has had in the development of the work of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society has not only been invaluable, but inestimable. 
From the writing of the first Interdenominational Study Book, 'Under Our 
Flag,' which is still in active service, three other books, 140 leaflets and 
booklets now in our Catalogue, the Calendar Program, and the growth of 
the Study Course to at least a clientele of 50,000, are a few of the accom- 
plishments of this woman." The following action was taken : 

"Believing that the prize story contest presented for the first time this 
year, may be of permanent benefit in stimulating interest in the study of 
Home Missionary topics, moved that the Board of Trustees offer annually 
$100 in prizes. This contest to be known as the Alice M. Guernsey Contest." 

For some years it has been in our plans to eventually move all our 
publishing interests to the Headquarters of the Society in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
That special consideration might be given to such an important matter, a 
Committee on Offices and Publications has been appointed to recommend 
such changes as may seem wise. Later, announcements as to the time of 
removal and other changes will be made. In the meantime business will go 
on without interruption in the New York office. The statistics and finan- 
cial report of this Department we leave to the retiring Editor and Business 

Business Meetings. Reference has been made to some of the Business 
Meetings of the Board of Trustees during the past year. Since the last 
Annual Meeting of the Board of Managers the Trustees have met twice — 
in January and May. The Business Committee has held one meeting, but 
has transacted a volume of business through correspondence. The Ways 
and Means Committee met in April in regular session, and in special meet- 
ings at the call of the Chairman. The Reconstruction Committee has had 
two called meetings. At these meetings the matters referred to this Com- 
mittee by the Board of Managers and the Trustees have been considered 
and recommendations are ready for action. Some of these special matters 

-40 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

are the harmonizing of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society; the question of a Biennial Meeting of the Board 
of Managers in place of an Annual Meeting, with Area Meetings the 
alternate year; the readjustment of plans for the care of retired, or invalid, 
missionaries. We trust these very important interests may have very care- 
ful considerations before conclusions shall be definitely reached. 

At the May meeting of the Board of Trustees, at which Bureau and 
Department Secretaries, Chairmen of Standing Committees, .Editors and 
Publishers were present, a report of great interest was made by Mrs. W. H. 
C. Goode, who had reluctantly consented to take the work of Educational 
Secretary (without salary) for the year. The report of her Survey of the 
Educational Work in our Southern Homes and Schools has proven not only 
the wisdom, but the need of an Educational Secretary. We trust a woman 
as well fitted for this difficult work as the Educational Secretary of the 
past year may soon be found and appointed to the position. We gratefully 
acknowledge the fine service rendered by Mrs. Goode. 

Nezv Work. The approval of the Board of Managers for the opening 
of work among the French people in Louisiana has given opportunity to 
enter an entirely new field of service. While it has not been pc^issible to 
erect a building on the campus of Evangeline Seminary, Eai-'le, Louisiana, 
as yet, the Board of Trustees have approved the opening of a small cottage, 
which can accommodate a Superintendem and eight French girls. The re- 
ports from this newly opened work are most encouraging, and point toward 
a useful and enlarged future. 

Survey Committees. Survey Committees have been busy visiting our 
distant work in Alaska and Santo Domingo. The Alaska Committee was 
represented in the Survey Work at Nome and Unalaska, and will make re- 
ports of the result of their study. 

The first woman representative of the Board of Christian Work in 
Santo Domingo, the Bureau Secretary for Porto Rico and Santo Domingo, 
has visited that distant island and will tell of the needs of the various lines 
of work in her report. 

An entirely new line of work is to be recommended to the Board of 
Managers, upon which we would recommend favorable action. At the May 
meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Ways and Means Committee recom- 
mended that the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church accept the privilege of paying the salary of the Protestant 
Chaplain to the Leper patients at the United States Marine Hospital, No. 66, 
at Carville, Louisiana. We have been stirred many times as we have listened 
to reports of work among lepers in Foreign Mission Fields, but we have not 
realized that more than 2,000 lepers are in the United States. While the 
Government provides the Hospital, it docs not provide either Church or 
Chaplain for these afflicted people. 

This work must be Interdenominational, and in co-operation with "The 
American Mission to Lepers," but it will be no less our work. After the 
action by the Board, the Corresponding Secretary was permitted to write 
our Chaplain, Dr. Henry T. Cousins. In reply, he wrote the following: 

"I have already announced the cheering news to the patients that the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
have most generously undertaken to pay the Protestant Chaplain's salary, 
and assured them that the Methodist women are greatly interested in their 

"It seems most fitting that I should be your special Chaplain, for al- 
thought I was a Baptist clergyman, I was 'cradled in Methodism,' and my 
dear father was a prominent layman in the Methodist Church. I, therefore, 
feel perfectly at home as your representative, and hope to spend many 
years in this most needy service for the Master. 

"A lady missionary who has been on the Mission Field eighteen years 
and contracted leprosy, has just arrived at the Hospital. She is well edu- 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 41 

cated, a good singer and Bible teacher, and will be a great help in my work 
among the patients. We must pray for her, as this is a very burdensome 
trial to her, and a sore disappointment in her life-work. I told her that 
l)erhaps the Lord's plan was to make her a greater blessing to the Hospital 
than on the Mission Field. I know you will join us in prayer that it may 
be so." 

Mrs. Cousins arrived in Carville September 1st, and on the 5th wrote 
to Mr. Banner (General Secretary, the American Mission to Lepers) : 

"You would, I am sure, like to know a little of our home coming expe- 
riences. We arrived on Friday night, September 1st. Were met at the 
station by Dr. and Mrs. Denney, who have done everything to make us 
happy and comfortable, and whose kindness we shall never forget. 

"Sunday was my introduction to our people, a day I shall never forget. 
As we went up to the little church door, a burst of praise met us in 'We 
Will Keep the Joy-bells Kinging.' It just made me feel ashamed of my 
poor selfish Christian life. The church was quite full, and those poor suf- 
fering ones, oh, so eager to hear the Gospel message, were attention all the 
service through. They had very prettily decorated the church with flowers 
and plants. This was their mute welcome, but it was most eloquent. In 
the evening, the same earnestness was shown and so passed this memorable 
Lord's Day at the close of which, as we knelt in our little home, we 
thanked God for having brought us here (through Grace)." 

We are sure this Board of Managers will accept this privilege and the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church be 
the first to help as a Missionary organization this work in our own land. 

Shall we place the names of Dr. and Mrs. Cousins on our daily prayer 
lists? And shall we not ask that the disease shall be stayed in the case 
of the missionary, so that as Mary Reed has ministered so many years in 
her far away Mission to Lepers, so also may this woman minister for years 
to come in our own country. 

Conference Work. Many forms of missionary work are being prose- 
cuted by Conference organizations of the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society in addition to various activities under the Deaconess Department. 
The more keenly alive our women are to the more distant Home Mission 
Fields the more sensitive they are to the immediate needs of the near-by 
communities. In many instances Conference Work has promoted organi- 
zations and increased interest in the work of this Society. We must once 
more repeat the oft repeated admonition that the established work of 
the Woman's Home Missionary Society must not sufifer because of Con- 
ference institutions, or missionary interests. 

Denominational Co-operation. At the Annual Meeting of the Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension we were represented by our Com- 
mittee, and as always cordially received. With this Board we have had 
several pieces of Joint Committee work. Four years ago the Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension and the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society began co-operative service for Soldiers at the Methodist Guest 
House, at Camp Dix, Pointville, N. J. On September 18th this work was 
closed because of the removal of the soldiers from the Camp. It was with 
real grief we said good-bye to this very unique ministry. During the year 
1921-1922. 22,212 soldiers had attended the social and religious activities 
of the Guest House. Only Eternity can reveal the results of this labor. 
To our first Hostess, Mrs. Ella Hartshorn, we desire to pay our tribute for 
her pioneer work. To Miss Ida Kahlo. who has served three years as 
Hostess, we owe a debt of gratitude. Could you have heard, as has been 
the privilege of the writer, the loving tributes given to Miss Kahlo by the 
soldiers, your hearts would rejoice. We thank God for the privilege of this 
past four years in ministering to our Soldiers. We also desire to express 
our appreciation of the association with the representative of the Board of 

42 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Home Missions and Church Extension, and the District Superintendent 
of the Trenton District of the New Jersey Conference. 

The administration of the work among Indians is under a Joint Com- 
mittee from the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension and the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society. Dr. D. D. Forsyth, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, says : 

"The creation of a Joint Committee on work among American Indians 
has been clearly justified. The Indian work of the Woman's Home Mission- 
ary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Board of Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension is now unified and given most careful super- 
vision. We now have Indian work in thirty-eight different centers, involving 
twenty-nine dififerent tribes. The Church has in its employ forty-one pas- 
tors, eleven of whom are Indians ; two superintendents of schools, four 
teachers, two house matrons and three field matrons. We are giving help in 
the support of three religious work directors in government schools, and 
under the Department of Evangelism of our Board, we have one man on 
full time conducting gospel meetings among Indians. 

"During the year some very important additions have been made to 
our force of Indian missionaries and while some improvements have been 
made in our physical equipment, it is important that at the earliest possible 
date liberal investment be made in securing better property for our Indian 

Miss Ruth Muskrat, a Cherokee Indian, was sent to the World's 
Student Christian Federation, in Peking, China, last April. While Miss 
Muskrat is not a Methodist, but a loyal Presbyterian, she was a resident 
in our Esther Home for Indian Girls, at Lawrence, Kansas, when this 
honor was conferred upon her. 

The Board of Hospitals and Homes has been helpful to our hospitals 
and homes in a kindly supervisory and helpful way. The General Secretary, 
Dr. N. E. Davis, has visited many of our institutions and has commended 
what was commendable, and in some cases has given us constructive criti- 
cisms which have been most helpful. 

One of our Conference Hospitals, Beth-El, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 
has been transferred to the Board of Hospitals and Homes by recom- 
mendation of the Colorado Conference Woman's Home Missionary and the 
Bureau Secretary for Hospitals, and approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Council of Cities was held in Chicago, 
111., February 21-23, 1922. The courteous invitation of the Superintendent 
of the Department of City Work (of the Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension) to the Woman's Home Missionary Society gave oppor- 
tunity for the presentation of our work in the cities of our land, as well 
as of our Deaconess Work. 

Our representatives were present at the Annual Meeting of the Council 
of Boards of Benevolence, held in Chicago, June 28-29. 

Thus does our Society come in touch with the great Boards of our 

Interdenominational Co-operation. The broader scope of Home Mis- 
sions makes necessary affiliation with other Home Mission Boards and 
organizations, and as the years multiply this must naturally be increasingly 
true. A few years ago our Interdenominational relations was confined to 
the Council of Women for Home Missions. To-day we are associated with 
the Committee on Co-operation in Latin America, the Board of Christian 
Work in Santo Domingo, the International Daily Vacation Bible School 
Association and various committees of other organizations. 

Some of the relationships are that ten Women's Boards (of which we 
are one) have co-operated through the Council of Women for Home Mis- 
sions in work among Farm and Cannery Migrants in Italian truck farming 
communities, and canneries employing Poles and Lithuanians. This past 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 43 

summer, (he third season of the work, six stations, namely Riverton, N. J., 
Dover, Del., two stations at Bel Air, Md., five miles apart, Preston, Del., 
and Stuartslown, Pa. 

Co-operation in work among Indians in Government Schools by pro- 
viding directors for religious work. 

Special Joint Committees of the Home Missions Council and Council 
of Women for Home Missions have taken into consideration the various 
groups for whom Home Missions Boards are responsible, among which are 
two to which we desire to call special attention. 

A special Survey of the work of Christian Education in Utah. We 
could wish to give the entire Survey, for it is a most revealing document, 
but we give but one quotation : 

"Nowhere in America is there greater need of the spirit within the 
hearts of the people which animated the builders of America, in the be- 
ginning, and indeed the pioneers generally of the West. Nowhere in our 
land, in a word is there greater need for the inculcation into the hearts 
and minds of the children, the principles of the Great Teacher. Mormonism 
did not give this Republic Plymouth Rock, nor Independence Hall, Mt. 
Vernon, or Gettysburg, or the Washington Conference. Utah's children 
are entitled to their rightful inheritance as American citizens. If they 
secure it, they will secure it from the hands of American Presbyterians, 
Methodists, Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Baptists and Disciples." 

"No one who has not visited Utah can appreciate either the power 
of Mormonism, or its menace. It is probable that its power is better 
understood than its menace." The first Conference of Representatives of 
Christian Schools in the history of Utah was held in Westminster College, 
Salt Lake, December 29, 1921. We quote from the findings: 

"We recognize with profound concern that throughout the supporting 
territory of our larger evangelical denominations and amongst the ex- 
offkers of some of them, the sentiment seems to prveail that the need for 
special missionary activity is no longer acute. That spiritual and social 
conditions under Mormon dominancj' are not seriously inimical to Christian 
progress, or to the interests of the Kingdom of Christ ; and that it may be 
warrantable to permit gradual reduction in support of evangelical mission- 
ary and educational program. It is our very serious conviction that the 
contrary is the case. Utah still is and must remain a special claim upon 
the solicitude and faith of Protestanism. The need for aggressive Christian 
activity was never more apparent, and the workers on the field realize the 
inadequacy of present equipment and teaching force. We therefore call 
upon all leaders to support a new advance." 

Another Interdenominational interest which has had unusual attention 
is the interests of Orientals, both on the Pacific Coast and in Eastern 
cities, with a view to consolidating competing efforts in the West and en- 
listing friendly attention in the East. 

In the Fall of 1921, a Survey Committee from the Woman's Board 
of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church and from our own Society 
met in San Francisco to study conditions in the woman's work in China- 
town, San Francisco. Several weeks were spent in the great city of the 
Western Coast, careful study being made of all the work conducted by 
various Mission Boards and Societies. Many conferences were held in 
San Francisco and later in the East, when the Joint Committee (from the 
Home Missions Council and the Council of Women for Home Missions) 
on Orientals and Hawaiians was called in special session. These various 
conferences considered Educational. Social and Religious efforts now being 
put forth among the Chinese in San Francisco. We cannot go into the 
details of the entire situation in this report, but call your attention to the 
fact that within a radius of seven blocks square there live about 8,000 
Chinese people. Nine denominations are prosecuting day and night school 
work in small quarters, and with inadequate educational programs and 

44 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

meager equipment. The program for Christian social life is conducted in 
the same inadeciuatc way. Thus Protestantism is not giving strong and 
unified service. The results of the conferences thus far are that recom- 
mendations have been sent to all Boards and Societies interested that 
Protestantism shall unite in a co-operative plan for the Educational and 
Social work in San Francisco among the Chinese. That the various denomi- 
nations shall also unite in evangelistic services so far as may be desirable, 
but continuing denominational entity until such time as a Union Protestant 
Church may be possible. In all these plans there is to be recognition of the 
Chinese churches which have won the right of initiative and self-determina- 

As the Woman's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church 
and our own Society are the only Boards having Homes for Chinese Girls 
and Women, there will probaly be a re-adjustment of this type of service. 
It is most desirable in all co-operative undertakings to avoid over-lapping 
and duplication of all forms of service. 

The most recent development in co-operative service is the Joint 
Committee on New Americans (or Immigrants) in a Folloiv-up Program 
in the interest of Protestantism. The two general objectives are: 

"First. To render the immigrant social aid while entering the country, 
traveling to his destination, and adjusting himself to his new American 

"Second. To give the traveling immigrant the solace of his own ac- 
customed religion, and after he has reached his new community to bring him 
in touch with his own church, or such church as he may choose." 

During the month of September, 1922, 236 names of English and Negro 
immigrants passing through Ellis Island were secured from the govern- 
ment records and referred to local churches for follow-up work. It is 
thus hoped that fewer immigrants may be lost to Protestantism. Our own 
Immigrant Home missionaries have done as much of this follow-up work 
as has been possible with all their other duties, and it has been most help- 
ful. We are grateful for the larger service which is possible under the 
Joint Committee for this phase of Home Missionary service. 

One of the greatest co-operative movements is that of the Interdenomi- 
national Home Missions Text Books. The books for this year : "The 
Trend of the Races," by Dr. G. Haynes ; "The Vanguard of a Race," by 
Mrs. L. H. Hammond ; "The Magic I3ox," by Anita Ferris, are perhaps the 
most remarkable, as well as the most necessary group of Home Missions 
Text Books we have ever had. We come to serious consideration of the 
relation we must sustain toward the Negro in the United States as well as 
the question of his relation to us. Let us be fair and righteous in our 
judgment and without prejudice recognize mutual relations, as well as 
mutual responsibilities in the light of the Fatherhood of God and the brother- 
hood of man. 

Never have the Summer Schools of Missions been more interested in 
the Home Missions Text Books than during the past Summer. To these 
Summer Schools of Missions have been welcomed as speakers representative 
men and women of the Negro Race, whose sane presentations of racial 
relations have been most wholesome and helpful. Conspicuous among 
them have been some of our denomination who have rendered fine service. 

A recent communication has been received from The State Inter- 
Racial Commission of Tennessee, which we wish every woman in our 
Society might read. One request in this communication we pass on, 
hoping it may be put into elTect in every church in which we have an organi- 
zation. The Commission says : "We would ask that ministers of both 
races (White and Negro) shall preach at least one sermon each year on 
Inter-Racial Good Will." Our ministers would respond gladly we are 
sure, and especially this year as we study "The Trend of the Races." 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 45 

PROGRAM FOR 1922-1923. 
20% net gain in mcmbcrsliip of Auxiliaries. 

20% net gain in membcrsliii) of the Young People's Department 
(Young Woman's Auxiliaries, Queen Esther Circles). 

20% net gain in membership of Children's Department (Home Guards, 
Mothers' Jewels). 

20% net gain in subscribers to WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONS. 
20% net gain in subscribers to CHILDREN'S HOME MISSIONS. 
20% net gain in all finances. 

The Young People's and Children's Departments to use the same slogan 
and strive for the 20% increase goals. 

As we close this incomplete and inadequate report of the year 1921- 
1922, we feel as we look back and realize the way over which we have 
come that there is just one thought in all our miiuls. and together we can 
unite in the old Doxology to express our gratitude for God's blessing upon 
our work. 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 


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New Hampshire 


New Jersey 





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New York East 


North Carolina 










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St. Louis 



Soutliern California 










Southern Illinois 

Southwest Kansas 
































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Upper Mississippi 

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West Ohio 






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West Virginia 


West Wisconsin 













Wyoming State 

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Children's Department . 





Blue Ridge— Atlantic 

Porto Rico 

South Dakota 

West German 

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Accountants and Auditors 

Marine Trust Building 

Buffalo. N. V. 

September 25, 1922. 
To the Board of Trustees, 
Woman's Home Missionary Society 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Our audit of the accounts and records of the Society for the fiscal 
year ended July 31, 1922, has been comi)leted, and we present herewith 
the following statements, part of which represent amounts subjected 
directly to our verification (which we shall clearly indicate), the remainder 
representing reports from Bureau Secretaries, from persons outside the 
Treasurer's Office and such other figures not verified in detail : 

Exhibit 1 — Receipts for the fiscal year. 

Exhibit 2 — Disbursements for the fiscal year. 

Exhibit 3 — Homes and Schools fund ; 1921, 1922. 

Exhibit 4 — Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at July 31, 1922. 

Schedule 1 — Investments, etc., as at July 31, 1922. 

Schedule 2 — Value of Buildings and Ground, July 31, 1922. 

Schedule 3 — Accounts payable July 31, 1922. 

Schedule 4 — Annuities received and disbursed during fiscal year. 

Schedule 5 — Bequests received and disbursed during fiscal year. 

Schedule 6 — Annuities in force July 31, 1922. 

All cash shown as being received was properly deposited and all cash 
shown as being disbursed was supported by satisfactory evidence as to its 
rightful use. All changes in investments during the year were accounted for, 
and total assets in the form of cash and investments as shown on Exhibit 
4 were examined and verified by us. 

At the instruction of the Treasurer we have made some changes in 
the accounting system which should constitute an improvement, possibly 
helping some to lighten the load on this office of the Society, which by way 
of information, has always appeared to us to be an overburdened one. 

We are glad to be able to say that the affairs of the financial office 
appear to have been attended to well, both during the time the former 
treasurer held office, and since then. There is nothing we can criticize. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Percival G. Bixby & Company, 

Accountants and Auditors. 

Annual Report of Treasurer 

Mrs. J. H. Freeman 
Year Ended July 31, 1922 


From Conferences 
For General Fund Cash 

Receipts from Conferences $310,335 55 

Miscellaneous 24,743 5^ 



$335,079 13 $462,868 33 $797,947 46 

For Salaries $75, 508 66 

Lenten Offering 21,050 22 

For Permanent Missionaries.. . 8,315 91 

For Permanent Deaconesses.. . 6,587 44 

Perpetual Memberships 29,580 00 

For Soldiers' and Sailors' Work. . 5,781 92 

For Buildings 161,781 64 

For Student Aid and Current 

Expenses 399,809 38 

For Little Brown Sisters of the 

Sea . . 13,281 45 

Deaconess Institutions (contra) .... 

(See comment) 

Totals $1,056,775 75 $1,238,681 08 $2,295,456 83 

775,812 75 

$75,508 66 

21,050 22 

8,315 91 

6,587 44 

29,580 00 

5,781 92 

161,781 64 

399,809 38 

13,281 45 
775,812 75 

Other Receipts 

Annuities (Schedule 4) 

From Bureaus for Investment . . . 

Insurance Collected 

Requests (Schedule 5) 

Interest on Investments 

From Accounts Receivable 

From Notes Receivable 

From Members for Silver and 
Linen Fund 

Investments Paid 

Self Help as Reported (contra) 

Value of Supplies furnished (contra) . 



















137,194 76 
246,671 51 

$12,900 00 

43,058 92 

13,261 01 

43,380 97 

28,972 93 

2,827 00 

851 30 

9,791 44 
3,500 00 

137,194 76 
246,671 51 

Totals $1,215,319 32 $1,622,547 35 $2,837,866 67 

Cash Balance, July 31, 1921, 
Erie County Trust Co 


55,410 43 
$2,893,277 10 

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DISBURSEMENTS— Fiscal Year Ended July 31, 1922 


Administralion Salaries Expense Total Total 

President $ $10 00 

Corresponding Secretary. . . . 1,500 00 744 74 

Stenographer 900 00 587 97 

Recording Secretary 353 23 

Treasurer i ,200 oo- 

Bureau Secretaries 8,555 4^^ 

Field and Student Work. . . . 1,200 ooy; 9,238 79j« 

Child Work 300 00 237 86 

Standing Committees 780 00 3,746 64 

Survey 870 03 

$5,880 00 $24,344 67 $30,224 67 $30,224 67 

Deaconess Department 

General Secretary; $1,500 00 $500 00 

Stenographer and Office 649 92 833 53 

Traveling Expenses 503 45 

$2,149 92 $1,836 98 $3,986 90 $3,986 90 


Publications $2,400 oox $660 ooV 

Treasury i ,200 00 - i ,090 29 — 

Boston 7 20 00 360 00 

Chicago 1 ,570 00 600 00 

Cincinnati i ,990 00 897 59 

New York 5,433 92 3,109 92 

San Francisco 600 00 192 00 

$13)913 92 $6,909 80 $20,823 72 $20,823 72 


Printing .•■.•••••. $7,843 7S'H 

Allowances to Retired Missionaries 5,763 73/ 

Board of Managers — Expenses 8,307 38 

Board of Trustees — Expenses 6,017 48 

Legal Services 2,274 7° 

Council of Women 293 77 

Joint Committee — Indian Work 915 

Committee on Co-operation in Latin 

America • 200 00 

Government Schools 500 00 

Auditing 250 00 

Transportation Bureau 100 00 

Miscellaneous Traveling Expenses 721 41 

Emergency for K.C.N.T. (Refunded) . . 6,500 ooV 

Emergency for Sus. Wesley (Refunded) 5,000 ooj( 

Miss Oram, Bureau Work (Rent) 500 00 

General Expense 46 41 

$44,327 78 $44,327 78 

Investments $114,289 93 $114,289 93 


Annuities $12,406 30 

Endowments (Perp. Memb. Dues) 


To Fourth National Bank 

Accrued paid 

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paid 202 40 » 

Returned 3000 1 



$19,701 43 $19,701 43 

Report of Treasurer. 


DISBURSEMENTS— Fiscal Year Ended July 31, 1922 

Expense Total 
Returned to Con- 

Sent to Fourth Nat'I 


Sent to Bureaus 

Expense of 

Invested (1,402 83 
included in invest- 
ment) $41 ,978 14 

Annuities Returned to Conferences.. . 1,600 00 

Loan from H. & S. Fund returned . . . 10,000 00 

511,041 54 

27.973 04 

2,960 76 

2 80 



$41,978 14 

1,600 00 

10,000 00 

Homes &* Schools 

Salaries $221 ,482 41 

Student Aid & Cur- 
rent Expense 391,081 28 



Soldiers & Sailors. . 

Half— City Dues.... 



Permanent Deacon- 

Little Brown Sisters 
of the North 

Silver & Linen Fund 

Slemp Note paid 
Mrs. Swadner. . . . 

Money loaned Perm. 
Deac. (ret'd to H. 
&S. Fund)....... 

Insurance on Fire 

Missionaries & Dea- 
conesses Travel.. . 

Iowa Bible rent 

Lenten Offering 

Migrant Work (from 

167,577 88 

6,84s 01 

3,880 00 

15,623 35 

15,849 39 

4,736 39 

7,917 99 

13,37s 00 
7,400 29 

851 30 

1,500 00 

1,538 32 

8,325 47 
625 00 

18,133 IS 

500 00 

\? \1 ISC 

7,242 23 

7,242 23 

Deaconess Institutions (contra) (See 

comment) 775,81275 775,81275 

Expended on Voucher Credit (contra) 462,868 33 462,868 ^^ 

Self Help as reported (contra) 137,194 76 137,194 76 

Value of Supplies Furnished (contra) 246,671 51 246,671 51 

$1,174,174 79 $1,622,547 35 $2,796,722 14 

Cash Balance, July 31, 1922, First National Bank 96,554 96 

$2,893,277 10 

52 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Balance, Fourth National Bank, Cincinnati — Aug. i, 1921 $52,537 85 

Add: Receipts: 

From Lenten offering to apply on Depauw Loan. . $ 5,000 00 

From Permanent Deaconess Fund — Loan returned 1,500 00 

From Payroll Loan returned (See Disbursements) 10,000 00 
From Loan, Fourth National Bank — Iowa Nat'l 

Bible T. School 19,589 33 

From Interest earned on fund for year 951 61 

From Bequests for the year (See Schedule 5) 27,973 04 

From Bequests interest for the year 384 or 65,397 99 

$117,935 84 
Deduct: Disbursements from Fund: 

Francis Depauw Building Fund Loan (See Re- 
ceipts) $17,000 00 

Permanent Deaconess Fund Loan (See Receipts).. 1,500 00 

Rent at K. C. N. T. S 320 00 

Water System at Jesse Lee i ,100 00 

Debt to Lucy Webb Hayes Building Fund paid.. . 15,246 04 

Temporary Loan for Payroll (See Receipts) 10,000 00 

For Haven Home bills i ,000 00 

Perm. Deac. Jany. deficit 190 64 

Perm. Deac. Jany. deficit 109 36 

Receipts in 1921-22 from Harris Bequest i,995 oS 

Rent for Brewster, Aug. 192 1 to Mar. 1922 700 00 

Ottomay and Munson Bequest returned 22 34 

California Conference Bequest returned 50 00 

K. C. N. T. S. Building Fund 6,500 00 

Loan to Iowa Nat'l Bible Training School (This 

money borrowed from Fourth National Bank) 19,589 33 note 

Loan to Susanna Wesley Building Fund 5, 000 00 

First Payment to Philadelphia Deaconess Home. . 10,000 00 

Interest payment on Philadelphia Deaconess Home i ,301 40 

Loan to Bancroft Building Fund 5, 000 00 -L M 

Repairs for Haven Home 600 00 'J 

Expense for Revenue Stamps 4 00 97,228 16 

Balance, Fourth National Bank, July 31, 1922 $20,707 68 

Note: Fourth National Bank Loan of $20,000. direct to Iowa Na- 
tional Bible Training School. 

Total Receipts $2,946,766 56 

Total Disbursements 2,829,503 92 

Balance August i, 1922 $117,262 64 

Report of Treasurer. 






Atlanta Mission 


Elizabeth L. 




New Jersey 

Adeline Smith 


Faith and Trinity 

Italian New Orleans 


Eliza Dee 

Friendship Cincinnati 

Friendship Chicago 

Friendship Philadelphia . . . . 

Friendship Kindergarten. . . 





Irving and Florence Wood. 

Rel)ecca McClesky 




Davis Deaconess 


Esther Ogden 


Mary J. Piatt 

Rose Gregory Hoiichen. . . . 

Frances De Paiiw 

George 0. Robinson 

Day Schools 

_Santa Domingo 

Joint Committee Indian. . . 


Navajo Res 




Indian Esther 




Odanah . . . 

~JeSrtee . .". .T.TTTrr. 



Chinese Bible Woman 

Ellen S.Ford 

Jane Couch 

Susannah Wesley 

Catherine Blaine 

Japanese Bible Woman. . . . 

Anthracite Slavonic 

New York Immigrant 

Boston Immigrant 

Angel Island 

Mother's Jewels 

Watts de Peyster 


Negro Orp 


Hull St. Medical Mission. . . 

Portland Center 



$2,0.50 on 
4,214 00 
400 00 
4,6,38 00 
2,280 00 
3,992 00 
5,774 00 
1,560 00 
1,510 00 
1,890 00 
1,920 00 
1,440 00 
1,380 00 
1,910 00 
2, .320 00 
1,140 00 

990 00 
2,040 00 
3,780 00 
1,700 00 
6,720 00 

600 00 
4,044 00 
2,028 00 
2,400 00 
3,930 00 
1,0.50 00 
1,1.50 00 
1 ,680 00 
4,104 00 
3,0fi0 00 
3,432 00 
4,404 00 
2,874 00 
2,605 25 
1,000 00 
2,250 00 
4, .500 00 

600 00 

500 00 
1,000 00 

400 00 

600 00 

504 60 
1,660 00 
2,508 00 
5,150 00 
6,792 .50 
3,180 00 

720 00 
1,500 00 

300 00 
2,100 00 

960 00 
1,440 00 
2, .384 00 
1,852 00 
1,260 00 

350 00 
6,370 00 
3, .300 00 

660 00 
1,115 00 
5,760 00 
3,120 00 
2,2.50 00 
4,260 00 

$3,832 95 
2,781 .57 

114 00 
3,769 20 
2,268 77 
2,374 90 
4, .328 70 
2,013 00 
2, .552 00 
5,777 60 
4. 169 22 

700 19 
1.235 63 

834 50 
2,149 12 
2,629 27 

998 75 

446 00 
35 00 
8,083 00 
6,982 05 
4,730 90 
6,965 00 
1,464 75 
10,609 09 

791 00 
1 ,490 00 
9,575 00 
1 ,749 00 
1,231 62 
1,.381 20 
6,355 46 
7,.307 21 
3,030 00 
7,258 36 
6,387 80 
1,1.37 75 

992 00 

85 00 

5, .395 00 

121 50 

218 00 

145 00 

22 .50 

2,223 47 

275 00 

373 00 

708 08 

1,381 15 

10,034 74 

13,906 83 

4, .563 14 

480 00 
3,278 25 
1,072 50 
3,777 85 
1,425 21 

590 00 
2,180 68 
3,435 59 
1,.503 .50 

561 50 
7,818 08 
5,502 80 
1,299 40 
1,415 05 
7,303 54 
2,449 00 
2,824 47 
3,080 42 


$347 05 

156 25 
135 00 
32 ,50 
768 25 

70 00 

150 00 

537 00 
62 50 

4 72 
75 24 

45 00 
24 00 

149 68 

30 00 

482 86 

144 00 

1,592 61 
"766 64 


.$5,428 68 
110 00 

10 00 
50 00 

25 00 
8 00 

2,053 27 
140 00 

2,545 50 

" .500 00 

4,629 90 

32 06 

3,082 58 

45 00 

60 00 

3,4.30 95 
9,772 31 

150 00 

1.50 00 

13,407 24 

1,753 15 

1,961 72 

242 00 

750 00 

115 00 

1,415 85 

5,614 82 

40 00 

876 83 

95 00 
2,448 00 

1,329 00 
630 00 

1,183 .32 
1,916 89 

25 00 
1,643 60 


$11,658 68 
7,105 57 
514 00 
8,.563 45 
5,220 55 
6,399 40 
10,880 95 
3,623 00 
4,062 00 

7.762 60 
6,097 22 
2,140 19 
2,615 63 
4,947 77 
4,609 12 
3,769 27 

998 75 

2.991 50 
1,025 00 

11,160 00 
15,454 45 
6,462 96 
16,772 30 
2,109 75 
14,788 33 
2,819 00 
7.320 95 
23,277 31 
2,799 00 
2,381 62 
3,061 20 
10,504 46 
10,.541 21 
6,612 00 
25,219 60 
11,014 95 
3,743 00 

1.992 00 
2,335; 00 

11,856 72 

721 50 

718 00 

1,145 00 

422 50 


929 28 

1,381 00 

3,118 08 

4,004 15 

16,630 59 

26,797 01 

7,783 14 

1,200 00 

4,778 25 

1,372 50 

6,7.54 68 

2,385 21 

2,0.30 00 

4,659 68 

7,879 59 

2.763 .50 
911 ,50 

17,109 69 
9,432 80 
1,959 40 
4,480 01 

14,980 43 
5,569 00 
5,099 47 
8,984 02 


$3,262 39 

9,4.59 75 
6,319 62 
4,962 68 
8,.547 86 
2,323 82 
1,829 78 
6,758 29 
4,918 45 
258 96 

591 00 
1.953 19 
1,220 35 

2,416 20 
1,471 00 
2.036 01 
3,113 61 

2,718 39 

10..536 85 

747 05 

1,.575 86 

399 75 

3,398 47 
2,264 25 
1,036 00 
918 42 
2,994 03 
1,548 12 

1,024 35 

26 30 
125 93 

325 29 

76 00 
3,018 45 

624 58 

299 39 
2,213 12 
1,.574 51 
98 10 
2,693 95 
1,359 25 
2,324 96 
10 60 
1,667 42 

644 62 
862 38 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 













1,070 00 


1,665 00 

2,400 00 

11,220 00 

6,325 00 

6,800 00 

3,260 00 

150 00 

6,884 00 

4,052 00 

600 00 

2,000 00 

25 00 

4,167 .56 
238 00 
1,880 00 
1,908 23 
6,192 10 
10,764 56 
5,714 95 
5,000 00 
35 00 
4.974 20 
5,626 03 
1,197 59 

3.794 60 
2 203 30 

352 00 

987 79 

6,738 13 

5.795 07 
2,817 38 
2,380 12 

80 00 

2,127 00 

403 00 

992 16 

1,405 30 

4,125 00 

5,660 88 

600 00 

3,388 91 

215 00 

405 00 

309 12 

15 00 

3,057 56 

1,754 67 

3,321 18 

7,551 02 

6,490 00 

991 12 

1,405 ,50 

2,039 48 

7,360 50 

2,700 28 

1,006 00 

13,958 25 

600 00 

490 65 

414 15 

3,314 62 

2,843 73 • 

103 00 

250 00 

1,982 75 

677 00 

1.164 29 

550 00 

1.000 00 

,300 00 

1,277 45 

42 00 

1,111 00 

3,711 00 

2,996 29 

3,964 00 

170 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5,247 56 

1,258 00 

7,773 00 

5,738 98 

17,,591 15 

33,026 19 

14,574 95 

8,620 00 

185 00 

11,858 20 

33,194 43 

1,797 59 

9,375 01 

2,228 30 

352 00 

1,215 45 

6,738 13 

23,208 17 

4,730 55 

2,805 75 

80 00 

4,065 00 

630 00 

2,389 16 

1,405 30 

4,125 00 

10,974 88 

600 00 

3,388 91 

215 00 

405 00 

883 33 

15 00 

3,057 56 

1,754 67 

3,506 18 

8,569 82 

12,560 00 

991 12 

1,690 50 

2,039 48 

7,360 .50 

2,700 28 

1 ,006 00 

13,958 25 

600 00 

490 05 

414 15 

24,623 99 

2,843 73 

103 00 

250 00 

2,566 06 

677 00 

1,428 54 

550 00 

1,000 00 

300 00 

1,277 45 

42 00 

1,111 00 

3,711 00 

2,995 29 

3,964 00 

170 00 

10 00 

728 00 

777 51 

54 95 

133 00 

420 00 

6,157 00 

Mothers' Memorial 

4,228 00 
1,430 75 
45 00 
15,756 63 
2,060 00 

166 02 


612 49 

134 05 
180 00 


Kansas City Tr. Sc 

San Francisco Tr. Sc 

McCrum Tr. Sc 

4,037 75 
1,552 31 


Folts Tr. Sc 

Iowa Bible Tr. Sc 

7,195 72 

Negro Tr. Sc 

3, .580 41 

Beth-EI Hospital 

200 00 

27 66 

"is, 672 69 
1,903 17 


27 00 
1,387 00 

296 06 

1,740 41 

10 00 

425 63 

Rocic Springs Hospital 

Bancroft Rest Home 

1,900 00 

200 00 

10 00 

2,360 53 

Methodist Mission Home. . . . 

500 00 

Basilc, La 

Portsmouth Dist. Work 


5,018 00 

Japanese Mission Spokane 

Rinallo Scholarship 

Sunset Cottage 

574 21 

New England So. Conf 

73 89 

185 00 
1,016 ,55 
6,070 00 

Rock River Conf 

2 25 

North East Ohio Conf 

285 00 

Irene Maitland Home 

Colorado Dea. Home 

Foreign Work Kansas . . 

Baltimore Deaconess 

Northwest Iowa Conf 

"21, 309 37 

Mrs. Keen Subscriptions 

Puget Sound Conf 

583 31 

Cooper Community 

264 25 

So. Calif. Hosp 

Detroit Conf 

Philadelphia Conf 

West Ohio Conf 

New York Conf 

728 00 
777 51 
54 95 
133 00 

Carthage Dist. Mission 

Miss Ferguson Salary 


$221,482 41 

$391,081 28 

$6,845 01 

$167,577 88 

$786,986 58 

$133701 69 

Report of Treasurer. 55 



Cask — General Account $96,554 96 

Homes & Schools Fund 20,70768 $117,26264 

Investments, etc. • A 

Certificates of Deposit and U. S. Government ^ 

Liberty Bonds (Par) (Schedule i) $52,226 09 

Farm Mortgages (Par) (Schedule i) 416,150 00 

Stocks and Bonds (Par) (Schedule i) 26,812 88 

Society Loans to Homes & Schools (Par) ^ 

(Schedule i) , 83,500 00 

Miscellaneous items carried as Investments 

(Par) (Schedule i) 11,567 77 590,256 74 

Buildings and Grounds (See comment) (Sched- 
ule 2) $2,413,072 50 

Furniture and Fixtures, Homes, Schools & 

Offices I 00 

Deaconess Institutions (See Comment) 

Property Value 1,631,359 77 

Furniture & Fixtures i 00 1,631,360 77 

$4,751,953 6s 

Liabilities and Net Worth 

Accounts Payable to Homes & Schools (Schedule 3) $35,646 75 

Debt on Deaconess Institutions (See comment) 293,914 00 

Liability on Trust Funds for Homes & Schools 

(Schedule 2 refers) 495,914 07 

Total Liabilities 825,474 82 

Excess Assets over Liabilities $3,926,478 83 

$4,751,953 65 

Note: Annuities outstanding, on which the Society is obligated 
to pay interest at varying rates until the demise of the an- 
nuitants amount to $231,103 92, which principal is dis- 
posed of as follows: 

Principal turned over to beneficiaries $98,750 00 

Real Estate (Martyn) 700 00 

Life Insurance (Mohr) i ,000 00 

Invested 55 ,650 00 

Invested General Fund -. 37,692 67 

Uninvested 37,3ii 25 

$231,103 92 

56 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 






nent Mis- 





$296 43 

379 53 

7,834 30 

128 15 

3,701 59 

126 00 

699 24 

4,619 86 

305 25 

7,720 79 

6,983 14 

29 85 

388 48 

4,377 77 

1,364 98 

1,037 82 

1,139 65 

5,893 01 

9,746 00 

322 10 

368 00 

294 95 

38 55 

7,347 50 

223 31 

5,892 29 

105 36 

179 86 

105 45 

1,979 03 

882 83 

5.938 50 
6,734 16 
4,165 78 
4,831 00 

659 58 

1,933 56 

117 00 

343 65 

250 50 

1,646 03 

7,845 08 

1,608 88 

1,632 30 

211 00 

555 86 

5,680 69 

6,540 97 

4,562 00 

2,295 82 

1,285 67 

5,703 14 

377 96 

4,821 44 

3,968 74 

398 50 

738 59 

7,691 57 

254 49 

16,836 00 

3,205 18 

4.939 70 
4,950 51 
3,531 20 
1,520 00 

248 95 
9,172 19 
3,597 70 
1,629 59 
6,376 05 
9,226 10 
2,768 81 
9,344 43 

786 02 
3,354 85 

$17 80 

19 46 
25 76 

• $10 00 

$10 00 

$10 00 

S499 00 

125 00 

257 75 

$1,050 00 


51 75 

191 65 
4 00 

41 68 
322 61 

13 00 
544 82 

33 31 

68 81 

. . 420 00 

50 00 

5 00 
28 00 

5 00 
40 00 

60 00 
600 00 

30 00 

930 00 

1,260 00 

5 00 

Central Illinois 

3,373 00 

25 00 

Central New York ..... 

1,193 07 
537 27 

150 20 
61 25 

150 00 
55 50 

100 00 
15 00 

14 80 

208 18 
72 93 
90 76 
115 M 
101 31 
751 00 

5 50 

110 50 

65 00 

3 01 

10 00 

130 25 

323 00 



210 00 

60 00 

60 00 

330 00 

840 00 

927 11 

313 33 

110 00 

15 00 

319 00 

4,455 00 

6 80 

30 00 

50 00 

10 00 
100 00 
250 00 

50 00 

100 00 


250 00 

1 25 

4 20 

5 00 
300 00 


3,828 00 

426 00 

300 00 

1,290 00 

16 00 



686 34 

527 06 

10 00 

10 60 

6 55 

289 81 

52 18 

350 00 

328 27 

262 10 

440 00 

40 00 

59 67 

102 00 

110 15 

150 00 

100 00 


290 00 

22 75 
10 00 
75 00 
197 00 
153 00 
105 00 
10 00 

10 00 

210 00 

30 00 

1,380 00 

720 on 

210 00 
780 00 

50 00 

11 ,50 

5,478 00 

1,0M 00 

235 00 

1,750 00 

40 00 
134 00 
100 00 
100 00 
5 00 

74 00 

6 10 

150 00 

100 00 

1 70 

84 00 

60 00 

Little Rock . . . 

15 60 
25 00 
64 99 
402 34 
120 09 
58 37 

10 00 
5 00 

11 00 
25 00 
50 00 

3 73 

10 00 
5 00 
34 50 
30 00 
50 00 

60 00 

10 00 

240 00 
690 00 
90 00 
120 00 

39 51 

2,875 00 

660 00 

2 00 

174 70 

50 00 

15 00 

921 70 

380 00 

577 00 

215 00 

5 00 

60 00 

15 00 

135 00 

837 00 

50 00 

658 79 

2,577 50 

66 88 

8,150 00 

2,165 10 

605 00 

2,526 83 

250 00 

15 00 

60 22 
373 00 
475 00 
217 00 
113 88 

44 41 
872 50 

29 40 

440 88 

229 40 

6 00 

138 70 

470 90 

2 15 

2,400 00 

207 95 

38 a5 

170 80 

292 95 

30 00 

25 00 

25 00 

78 18 

8 32 

121 00 

25 00 

25 00 

5 75 

30 00 

5 00 

560 27 

142 51 

13 m 

12 07 

25 00 

25 00 

24 44 
130 00 

15 00 

25 00 
70 00 

38 85 

600 00 
480 no 
1.260 00 
270 00 
90 00 
390 00 

38 02 

275 00 

50 00 

New England Southern 
New Hampshire 

.55 00 

106 35 
18 33 

32 .50 

9 70 

75 00 
55 00 
25 00 
5 00 
25 00 

450 00 

300 00 

90 00 

50 00 

New York East 

23 00 

27 5.5 

North Indiana 

1.050 00 

1'2,5 00 

Northeast Ohio 

Northern Minnesota. . 

550 00 
100 30 
10 00 
10 00 
75 00 
15 00 

1.100 00 
450 00 
570 00 
510 00 
120 00 
90 00 

560 00 
100 00 
50 00 

Northwest Indiana. . . . 

325 81 

151 00 

91 88 

15 00 

1,411 70 

500 00 

97 27 

600 00 

719 00 

169 59 

89 50 

Northwest Kansas 

38 00 


3.449 20 

4,045 00 
947 26 

1,099 89 
90 00 

2,089 84 
753 40 
492 91 
940 51 

178 45 
201 00 
55 11 
100 00 
300 00 

121 25 
200 00 
50 05 

1,170 00 
300 00 

60 00 
480 00 
450 00 
300 00 
570 00 

90 00 
150 00 

300 35 

50 00 

114 50 


300 00 

240 00 

717 71 

400 00 

80 00 

1,213 50 

100 00 

300 00 

25 00 

39 50 

1,070 00 

33 50 

Report of Treasurer. 




_ ., ,. , Aid and 
Building Current 











Blue Ridge Atlantic. . 


Central Alabama 

Central German 

Central Illinois 

Central Missouri 

Central Xew York 

Central Pennsylvania. 
Central Tennessee . . . . 

Chicago German 


Columbia River 



Des Moines 


East Tennessee 

East German 

East Maine 

Eastern Swedish 
















Little Rock 






$5 00 

39 00 

495 26 

360 85 

1,110 05 

5,919 67 
700 82 

JI85 00 

37 50 
21,147 50 

51 00 
4.642 19 

33 20 

615 00 

3,554 30 

99 00 
8,914 18 
6,200 66 

175 00 

51 00 

1 00 

75 00 

2,630 50 

18,237 39 

1,379 00 

250 00 

7,512 52 

1,639 25 

2,690 28 

626 35 

6,368 41 

18,238 00 

52 20 

805 00 

50 00 

47 00 
18,569 50 

75 75 

21 00 

85 00 

5 00 

2,736 00 

77 00 

3.315 00 

6,417 00 

35 00 

23 00 
2.040 00 
1,043 75 

288 84 

2,583 00 

1,064 00 

9,781 00 


6,705 50 

5,935 00 

735 67 

1,466 59 

51 00 

192 00 

599 47 

1,054 48 

3,420 35 

3,265 01 

1,328 28 




New England 

New England Southern 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

New York East 

North Carolina 

North Dakota 

North Indiana 

North Montana 

Northeast Ohio 

Northern Minnesota. . , 
Northern New York. . . 
Northwest Indiana. . . . 

Northwest Iowa 

Northwest Kansas 

Northwest Nebraska. . . 






Puget Sound 

Rock River 

St. John's River 

St. Louis 

23 23 

2,107 98 

1,273 90 

780 00 

7 00 

1,104 25 

1,340 00 
330 00 
25 00 
130 39 

1,958 00 

556 85 
7,382 22 
8,393 50 
5.676 00 
3,091 87 
1,203 15 
3,742 36 

421 63 
4.885 11 
5,722 81 

14.445 00 
3,529 08 

35 00 

1,479 02 

678 00 

1,035 00 

25 00 
2,541 08 
2,801 00 

25 00 
1,901 60 
8,988 51 

3,688 57 

25 00 

2,136 00 

1.354 82 

7,698 26 

220 43 

27,860 00 
3,805 48 
7, .520 50 
4,297 52 
5,006 00 
1,439 80 
220 00 

10,833 33 
6.918 00 
3,134 86 
6,870 29 
8,469 40 
3,300 00 

19,905 37 

257 50 

3,786 50 

$332 39 

13 00 

56 50 
380 23 

225 51 
361 08 

144 99 
54 25 

150 00 
700 00 

6 00 

509 00 

206 60 

56 75 

412 00 
351 60 
265 00 
196 00 


4 00 

5 00 
25 00 

200 00 

2 30 

93 79 

98 95 
670 63 
153 00 

54 30 

130 38 

179 68 
125 56 
200 00 
58 58 
192 25 

1,075 00 

254 00 
383 93 
215 85 
33 00 

927 14 

425 52 
4 00 00 
165 74 
605 58 

319 00 

$534 23 

475 49 

31,766 95 

179 15 

9,533 15 

163 20 

1,487 42 

14,070 80 

447 25 

25,848 24 

16,174 72 

29 85 

833 78 

13,657 07 

3,770 74 

4,066 87 

4,657 14 

31,729 37 

36,932 00 

381 10 

368 00 

306 40 

90 55 

35.611 00 
299 06 

21,029 12 

136 36 

329 46 

112 00 

5,496 33 

2,050 51 

26,264 50 

19,733 21 

15,561 38 

20,654 00 

1,451 95 

3,611 82 

168 00 

680 25 

889 97 

3,138 51 

17,702 47 

6,940 03 

3,527 31 

211 00 

1,312 10 

17,503 36 

18,766 95 

13,330 00 

6,142 87 

2.708 23 

12,219 66 

880 34 

12,498 11 

11,616 60 

819 50 

3,118 17 

21,818 48 

548 95 

73,.546 27 

13,705 60 

13,997 20 

14,585 19 

10,052 05 

4,302 68 

494 10 

.30,104 69 

18.612 70 
5,999 14 

17,967 85 
29,183 01 

8,794 27 
36,385 06 

1,756 43 
13,043 36 

S141 40 

90 83 

20,670 50 

3,132 09 

10 65 

101 70 

670 95 

1,483 99 
5,871 30 

166 11 

6,403 06 

934 15 

294 85 

268 39 

13,429 14 

41,066 57 

90 00 

84 41 

6,867 66 

29 59 

406 01 

407 89 

220 99 

12,416 00 

4,283 78 

1,064 171 

2,267 11 

164 79 

719 29 

846 76 

42 00 

1,032 95 

853 14 

14,877 21 

1.553 91 

4 37 

1,665 93 

665 02 

2,892 41 

2,214 56 

330 87 

4,560 97 

41 00 

3,214 93 

6.431 94 

49 12 

163 91 

2,843 78 

57,487 89 

2,716 71 

1,671 18 

866 37 

9,449 09 

1,741 82 

89 30 

953 12 

2,560 89 

1,703 78 

42,553 51 

68,011 62 

154 00 

2,369 83 

29 23 

12,365 87 







1 ,.5h9 





































































$47 ,50 

50 00 

1,680 27 

2.799 02 

882 34 

22 34 

1,995 05 

500 00 

4,810 76 
650 66 

5,000 00 

245 49 

58 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 






nent Mis- 




194 38 

12 00 

12,157 00 

193 00 

3,470 22 

5,822 48 

89 00 

320 00 

4,972 88 

5,922 46 

116 15 

121 33 

1,097 00 

1,583 45 

13,620 00 

476 90 

5,660 81 

1,688 38 

3,685 40 

38 00 

2,585 00 

7,070 19 

292 96 

143 75 

2 00 

210 00 

24,743 59 

31 91 

3 00 

Southern California. . . . 

1,525 00 

233 00 

150 00 

100 00 

1,560 00 

200 00 

Southern Illinois 

Soutliwcst Kansas 

78 05 
155 00 

189 44 
207 93 

17 50 
50 10 

20 00 
49 37 

480 00 
120 00 

40 59 

150 00 

2 00 


4 00 
110 00 

36 75 

2 50 

126 00 

5 00 


550 00 
1,354 58 

131 63 
172 78 
10 00 
21 20 
78 48 
150 00 
1,482 00 

330 00 
570 00 

Upper Iowa 

63 30 

Upper Mississippi 

20 00 

20 00 
5 00 

10 00 
450 00 

75 00 
295 00 

22 50 

10 00 

5 00 

150 00 

30 00 

750 00 

1 00 

5 00 

450 00 

10 00 

280 00 

29 50 

20 00 

West Ohio 

5,752 00 
50 00 

141 00 
1,299 86 

105 00 

692 00 

West Texas 

West Virginia 

443 21 
117 93 
387 24 

600 00 
120 00 
330 00 

195 05 

West Wisconsin 

40 00 
101 00 



1,180 00 
75 00 
391 58 

87 00 
398 21 

50 00 
190 20 

25 00 

113 00 

12 00 

150 00 

780 00 

30 00 

75 00 
123 00 

557 60 

30 00 


$335,079 13 

$75,508 66 

$21,050 22 

$8,315 91 

$6,587 44 

$29,580 00 

$5,781 92 



Winslow Estate ! 

Clou:;h Estate 

Orum Estate 2 

Fisher Estate i 

Rolison Estate i 

Hinman Estate 

Payne Estate 

Chapel Estate 

Richards Estate 

Ross Estate 

Beck Estate 5 

Utter Estate 

Harris Estate i 

Dwight Estate 

Stilt Estate 

Corkhill Estate 

Scott Estate 

Spence Estate 

McLeod Estate 

Oxnam Estate 

p200 00 Nelson Estate 500 00 

275 00 Loman Estate 200 00 

,050 00 Lovett Estate 1,020 86 

,080 27 Paine Estate 2,000 00 

,19000 Scudder Estate 3,151 26 

3^ 50 Wood Estate 100 00 

100 00 Sherman Estate 22 34 

500 00 Strong Estate 15 ,000 00 

10 00 Gifford Estate 500 00 

650 00 McGee Estate 2,450 00 

,000 00 McClelland Estate So 00 

20 00 Vinant Estate 474 02 

,995 05 Walsh Estate 47 5° 

550 00 Vernon Estate 882 34 

14 44 Ray Estate 500 00 

108 94 Pershing Estate 245 49 

20 32 Sale of Liberty Bonds from 

28 88 1920-21 2,100 00 

260 76 

50 00 

$43,380 97 


Vernon and Pershing 

Estates to Investments. . $1,12783 

Erie Home 500 00 

Expense, Fisher Beq 2 80 

Orum Beq. ret'd to Colo. 

Conf 2,050 00 

Clough proceeds to Invest- 
ment 275 00 

Chapel Beq. to David and 
Margaret Home 500 00 

Report of Treasurer. 





Aid and 






28 41 

12 90 

IM 00 

7,389 .50 

100 00 

11,140 00 

6,161 48 

7 00 

33 00 

6,133 51 

2, ,589 18 

25 00 

257 50 

1,434 36 

,526 00 

15,782 00 

294 00 

5,736 78 

2,438 60 

1,271 31 

270 60 

166 00 

35,107 98 

293 00 

15, .586 73 

15,895 97 

98 00 

996 77 

13,051 07 

13,128 55 

637 93 

445 03 

2,765 84 

2,982 45 

52,930 76 

1,045 90 

13,938 10 

5,990 53 

6,458 64 

38 00 

7,505 00 

38,404 26 

994 97 

229 75 

2 00 

210 00 

28,614 04 

48 71 

120 60 

55,709 01 

319 31 

292 00 
90,877 59 

293 00 
10 797 75 

Southern (California. . . . 

11,465 48 

388 00 

3,851 26 

,50 00 
3,145 01 

100 93 
34 00 

1,211 02 
8,952 28 

24,848 25 

98 00 

996 77 

10,835 12 

13,973 00 

637 93 

451 31 

3,915 11 

4,829 75 

57,140 94 

1,137 40 

15,098 67 

6,300 27 

6,597 64 

38 00 

8,4.50 17 

90,948 40 

1 224 13 


637 27 

576 10 

2,200 40 

486 78 


120 95 
214 10 

3,784 05 
844 45 

15,550 00 

6 28 

1,149 27 

1,847 30 

4,210 18 

91 50 

1,700 57 

309 74 

139 00 

600 00 
13,433 76 
140 00 
325 00 
194 00 
519 99 

78 00 
519 00 

West Ohio 

1,020 86 

West Texas 

West Virginia 

281 25 
39 76 
28 70 

West Wisconsin 


465 00 

22,153 10 

24 30 

2,888 00 

7,280 89 

222 12 

86 00 

951 17 

2,544 14 

229 16 

1,190 00 

220 67 
22 01 

Wyoming State 

229 75 

2 00 

390 14 

28,614 04 


186 14 


1,881 71 

1,396 14 

5 00 

756 08 


$161,781 61 

$399,809 38 

$13,281 45 

$1056775 75 

$462,868 33 

$1519044 08 

$41,280 97 


Beck Beq. to McKelvey 

Deac. Home 5 ,ooo oo 

McLeod Beq. to Mrs. Mills 

for York, Nebr 260 76 

Part of Lovett Beq. to West 

Ohio Conf 340 2S 

Expense, Vaughn Beq 105 00 

Paine Beq. less expense in 


Vaughn Beq. to Mother's 

Jewels 1 ,8g5 00 

McCleskey Home 200 00 

So. Calif. Conference, Scud- 

der Beq. returned 3,151 26 

To Homes & Schools Fund 

(See Exhibit 3) 27,973 o4 




Bourne $1 ,000 00 

1 ,000 00 

I ,000 00 

500 00 

Bourne. . , 


Cooper. . . 
Dunning. , 
Dunning. . 
Hedrick . . 
Pierce. . . . 
Sargeant . 
Sargeant. . 
Staples. . . 
Smith . . . . 





















Wilson $1 ,000 00 

So. Calif. Conf. (Re 1,000 00 

Troy Conf. (Re 600 00 

In Liberty Bonds — 

Curtz 200 00 

Cash and Liberty Bonds. . 12,900 00 

In Real Estate, Martyn. . 700 00 

$13,600 00 

Returned to So. Calif. 

Conf $1,000 00 

Returned to Troy Conf. . . . 600 00 

$1,600 00 

60 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Training Schools and Hospitals Valuation 

Colored Training School $5,000 00 

Folts Mission Institute 193,000 00 

Kansas City Training School 175,000 00 

L. W. Hayes Training School and Sibley Hospital 500,000 00 

San Francisco Training School 59,000 00 

McCrum Slavonic Training School 3S>500 00 

Iowa Training School 92,400 00 

Dwight W. Blakeslee 

^ $1,059,900 00 


Colored Work $373,625 00 

White Work 243,326 00 

Utah 37,300 00 

New Mexico, Texas & Arizona 79, 100 00 

Pacific Coast & Hawaii 112,250 00 

Indian & Alaska 81,171 50 

Porto Rico 40,200 00 

Immigrant Homes 65,800 00 

City Missions 154,500 00 

Children's Homes 165,900 00 

Training Schools and Hospitals 1,059,900 00 

$2,413,072 so 

Note. — Owing to the large number of Homes and Schools who have not 
reported this year, it is impossible to submit an intelligent valuation of the whole. 
Consequently the 1920-21 valuation is being used in its entirety. 

Report of Treasurer. 



The thought of increasing the resources of our Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society by multiplying the number of friends who will provide 
gifts in their wills is becoming more widespread and popular each year. 

The Annuity plan of giving is also gaining favor. It appeals strongly 
to certain people as affording an opportunity for a safe investment with a 
generous rate of interest during the lifetime of the donor, the principal 
going immediately upon the death of the donor into the work of the 
Society without fear of legal complications. 

If it is desirable to increase our resources by these methods ; if they 
have been found profitable ; then the plan which has been started is a wise 
one, of having Secretaries of Bequest, Devise, and Annuities in all Con- 
ference and District organizations, and Auxiliaries, if you will. This 
furnishes a large and sufficient force of women throughout the constituency 
who are on the alert to give publicity to these methods of giving, to stir 
up the minds of individuals to their privileges, to give to the favorably 
disposed information as to how to do it, and then if possible, bring the 
person to the point of actually consummating the matter. 

That there has been a cheerful activity among the secretaries is shown 
by the enthusiastic letters from individuals to the chairman. All this is 
gratifying and suggestive of future benefit to our work. 

The number of Conference Secretaries of Bequests, Devises, and Annu- 
ities reported to the chairman is 26. The number of District Secretaries 
reported, 51. 

West Ohio Conference with all nine Districts, and Kansas Conference 
with all seven Districts organized with Secretaries of Bequests, Devises, 
and Annuities are the only ones reporting a complete District organization. 

The Treasurer's report shows a good increase this year in gifts from 
these sources. The totals are as follows : 

Received from Bequests $43,380.97 

Received from Annuity Gifts 12,900.00 

Total $56,280.97 

Mrs. J. H. Race, Chairman. - 



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For eighty years and over the rate is eight per cent. 



The Woman's Home Missionary Society 

For the Year Ending July 31, 1923 





Total Receipts for the year ending July 31, 1921 (including vouchers, 
supplies, self-help) 

Income for General Fund for year ending July 31, 1921 

Interest on Annuities and Endowments 



Half Dues Returned to Deaconess Homes 

Perpetual Membership Dues 

Total .••.••••; 

Amount to be appropriated to Administration and Bureau Work from 
the General Fund 

$14,000 00 
10,000 00 

7 ,000 00 
15,500 00 

7,000 00 


53,500 00 
$327,322 96 

Approved Building Funds (National) 

George O. Robinson Orphanage, Orvis Cottage, San Turce, Porto Rico $50,000 00 

Mitchell Home, Miscnheimer,' N. C 75,000 00 

Jesse Lee Home, Unalaska — Hospital and Chapel 15,000 00 

Iowa State Bible Training School, Des Moines, Iowa 160,000 00 

San Francisco Training School, San Francisco, California 75,000 00 

Marcy Center, Chicago, Illinois 65,000 00 

Brewster Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida 50,000 00 

Erie Home, OH ve Hill, Kentucky 50,000 00 

Navajo Indian Mission, Farmington, New Mexico. . i 25,000 00 

Peek Orphanage, Shumwa\' Cottage, Polo, Illinois 7 ,000 00 

Epworth Home, St. Louis,' Missouri 50,000 00 

Lucy Webb Hayes Training School (Porch), Washington, D. C 8,000 00 

Negro Girls' Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia 50,000 00 

Campbell Settlement, Gary, Indiana. 100,000 00 

Indian Mission Home, Odanah, Wisconsin 3,500 00 

McCarty Home, Cedartown, Georgia 18,000 00 

Portland Industrial Center, Portland, Oregon 107 ,500 00 

E. L. Rust Home, Holly Springs, Miss 3,500 00 

Watts de Peyster School, Tivoli, New York, Recreation Hall 2,500 00 

Hospital, Nome, Alaska 15,000 00 

Carrie Barge Orphanage (Negro) 50,000 00 

Evangeline College, Basile, Louisiana 25,000 00 

Folts Mission Institute, Herkimer, New York 20,0(X) 00 

Graham Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa 100,000 00 

Community House, TuUalip Indian Reservation 4,000 00 


Appropriations . 



Corresponding Secretary- 

Salary , 


Stenographer . 

Treasurer — 


Clerical Help 

Expense (Including Rent) 

Recording Secretary- 
Clerical Help 

Departments — 


General Secretary — Salary . 

Clerical Help . 



Voung People . . . 


Children's Work. 

'.Kield Work: 

j Secretary — Salary . . . 

I Salaries and Expense . 

Student Work 

Mission Supplies . 


' Salaries — Editor and Business Manager of General 

j Publications 

I Editor of Monthly Magazines 



Unconditional Conditional 

$1,650 00 
750 00 

900 00 
650 00 

$3,950 00 

$1,200 00 

1,200 00 
950 00 
200 00 

$3,550 00 

$300 00 

$1,500 00 
500 00 

650 00 

480 00 

1,000 00 

$4,130 00 
$750 00 

$500 00 

$1,000 00 
9,000 00 
1,200 00 

$11,200 00 
$150 00 

$1,400 00 
1,200 00 
1,200 00 

$3,800 00 


$3,950 00 

3,550 00 
300 00 

4,130 00 
750 00 

500 00 

11,200 00 
150 00 

3,800 00 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 



Unconditional Conditional 


Offices — 

Salaries — Office Secretary 


Rent (Headquarters and Publications) 


New York: 

Salaries — Associate Office Secretary and Clerks. . . . 


Salary — Office Secretary 



Salaries — Office Secretary 



San Francisco: 

Salary — Office Secretary 


Annual Meeting of Board of Managers 

Quarterly Meetings of Board of Trustees 

Bureau Secretaries' Travel and Expense 

Standing Committees 

Missionary and Deaconess Travel 

Retired Missionaries 

Legal Services 

Publication Annual Report 


Miscellaneous . . .' 

Total for Administration 

Permanent Missionary Fund 

Permanent Deaconess Fund 

$1,200 00 

780 00 

1,222 00 

300 00 

4,866 00 
3,200 00 

720 00 
360 00 

1,020 00 
720 00 
600 00 

600 00 
192 00 

8,000 00 
4,000 00 
7,500 00 
5,165 00 
8,000 00 
6,500 00 
1,500 00 
5,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,500 00 

$95,275 00 

$500 00 

$500 00 

12,000 00 
12,000 00 

15,780 00 

8,000 00 
4,000 00 
7,500 00 
5,665 00 
8,000 00 
6,500 00 
1,500 00 
5,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,500 00 

$95,775 00 

Appropriations . 


Figures in the first three columns show the estimated number of persons to be provided for — 
missionaries, deaconesses, other employees; boarding students, day students, students enrolled in 
special classes. 

The difference between the Total Budget and Total Appropriations represents the estimated 
income from tuition, board, special departments, farms, etc. 








Expense and 
Student Aid 


i Thayer Home, Atlanta, Ga. . . . 

' Salary 

' Current Exp. and Student Aid. 

Haven Home, Savannah, Ga . . . . 


I Current Exp. and Student Aid. . 




/Atlanta Mission, Atlanta, Ga. . . 

j Salary 

Current Exp. and Student Aid . . 

iBoYLAN Home and School, Jack- 


t Salary 

:, Current Exp. and Student Aid 

ii Interest 

E. L. Rust Home, Holly Springs, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid 


l\LtEN Home and School, Ashe- 

1 VILLE, N. C 

(I Salary 

I' Current Exp. and Student Aid... 











$9,550 00 

11,690 00 

500 00 

16,697 00 

10,870 00 

11,832 00 

$1,950 00 

$1,950 00 
$3,250 00 

$3,250 00 
$400 00 

$400 00 

$5,082 00 
150 GO 

$5,232 00 

$2,280 GO 
30 GO 

$6,100 00 

$6,100 00 
$3,440 00 

$2,310 00 

$3,944 GO 

60 00 

$4,004 00 

$3,440 00 
$100 00 

$100 00 

$2,965 00 

$2,965 00 

$3,590 00 

$3,590 00 

$2,828 00 

$2,828 00 

$8,050 GO 

6,690 GO 

500 00 

8,197 00 

5,900 00 

6,832 00 


The Woman's Heme Missionary Society. 


Browning Home and School, Cam- 
den, S. C 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

Kent Home, Greensboro, N. C. . . 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . , 

New Jersey Conference Home, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid . . . . 

Adeline Smith Home, Little Rock 



Current Exp. amd Student Aid. . . 

Peck Home, New Orleans, La. . . . 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

Faith and Trinity Kinder- 
gartens, New Orleans, La. ., 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . , 

Eliza Dee Home, Austin, Tex. . . . 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Friendship Home, Cincinnati, O. . 


Current Expense 

Friendship Kindergarten 

Daily Vacation Bible School 

Total for Negro Work 



3 E 






Expense and 
Student Aid 















$18,130 00 

5,770 00 

4,455 00 

12,350 00 

11,095 00 

2,230 00 

8,015 00 

4,925 00 


$6,055 00 
762 00 

$3,813 00 

$6,817 00 
$1,560 00 

$3,813 00 
$2,710 00 

$1,560 00 
$1,550 00 

$2,710 00 
$1,905 00 

$1,550 00 

$2,040 00 
60 00 

$1,905 00 
$4,750 00 

$2,100 00 
$2,420 00 

$4,750 00 
$4,675 00 

$2,420 00 
$1,870 00 

$4,675 00 

$360 00 

$1,870 00 
$1,960 00 

$360 00 
$4,555 00 

$1,960 00 
$1,640 00 

$4,555 00 
$2,385 00 

$1,640 00 

$2,385 00 




$128,109 00 $37,063 00 

$44,176 00 

Appropri ations . 



Elkabeth Ritter Home, Athens, 

Salarj' -. 

Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

Ebenezer C. Mitchell Home, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 


Dickson Industrial Home, Math- 
ISTON, Miss 


, Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 


Bennett Academy, Mathiston, 

! Miss 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 


liRviNG AND Florence Wood Home, 

Mathiston, Miss 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 


Kebecca McCleskey Home, Boaz, 

j Ala 

I Salary 

' Current Exp. and Student Aid . . . . 
I Interest 


Nottingham Primary School, 

Boaz, Ala 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

;.IcCarty Home, Cedartown, Ga 


j Current Exp. and Student Aid 


















Salary | Current 

Interest i Expense and 
Rent I Student Aid 



15,340 00 

12,932 00 

18,880 00 

5,235 00 

21,280 00 

2,690 00 

5,090 00 

$2,040 00 
502 00 

$2,542 00 

$4,830 00 
60 00 

$4,890 00 

$2,100 00 
12 00 

$2,112 00 
$6,120 00 

$6,120 00 
$550 00 

$550 00 

$4,280 00 
68 00 

$4,348 00 
$2,170 00 

$2,170 00 
$2,360 00 

$2,360 00 

$9,180 00 

$9,180 00 

5,450 00 

!,450 00 

$8,120 00 

5,120 00 

),260 00 

$9,260 00 

$2,135 00 

$2,135 00 

$8,500 00 

$8,500 00 

$2,530 00 

$2,530 00 

11,722 00 

13,340 00 

10,232 00 

15,380 00 

2,685 00 

12,848 00 

2,170 00 

4,890 00 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


" a. 








Expense and 
Student Aid 

Aiken Hall and Erie Home, 

Olive Hill, Ky 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

Italian Mission, New Orleans, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 





14,585 00 

3,635 00 

$5,420 00 

$5,420 00 
$1,650 00 

$1,650 00 

Total White Work . 



Davis Deaconess Home, Salt 

Lake City, Utah 


Current Expense 

Bi ngham Canyon, Utah . 


Current Expense 

Esther Home and Sterling Hall, 

Ogden, Utah 


Current Expense 

Total for Utah. 


Harwood Industrial School, Al- 
buquerque, N. M 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Mary J. Platt Industrial School 

Tucson, Ariz 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Rose Gregory Houchen Settle- 
ment, El Paso, Tex , 


Current Exp. and Student Aid 







$114,387 00 

3,500 00 

2,100 00 

8,025 00 

$13,625 00 

$14,520 00 

10,485 00 

8,172 00 

$32,162 00 

$1,050 00 

$7,665 00 

$7,665 00 
$1,985 00 

$1,985 00 

$57,825 00 

$2,090 00 

$1,050 00 
$1,050 00 

$89,987 00 

$1,050 00 
$1,680 00 

$1,680 00 

$3,780 00 

$4,320 00 
90 00 

$4,410 00 
$3,350 00 

$3,350 00 
$4,030 00 
$4,030 00 

$2,090 00 
$1,050 00 

$1,050 00 

245 00 

$245 00 

$3,385 00 

$7,520 00 

$7,520 00 
$6,635 00 

$6,635 00 

$3,642 00 
$3,642 00 











Expense and 
Student Aid 


Frances DePauw Industrial 
School, Los Angeles, Cal . 


Current Exp. and Student Aid . 

George O. Robinson Orphanage, 
San Truce, Porto Rico 

Day Schools — Porto Rico: Mc- 
KiNLEY, San Juan; Fisk, 
Ponce; Woodruff, Puerta de 
Tierre; Willtams, Arf.cibo. 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Santo Domingo . 

Total for Spanish-American 


Joint Committee on Indian Work 

of the Board of Home Missions 

and Church Extension and The 

Woman's Home Missionary So- 

I ciety 


) Religious Work Directors In Gov- 
ernment Indian Schools 

Navajo Industrial School Farm- 

ington, N. M 


Current Exp. amd Student Aid. . 

Navajo Reservation Work . 


Current Expense 

i!^r PoNCA Mission, White Eagle, 

11 { Salary 

Current Expense . 

Pottawatomie Mission, Mayetta, 

I Kan 


! Current Expense 








12,645 GO 

$5,580 00 
L150 00 

$4,415 00 

$5,730 00 

$4,415 00 

14,875 00 

5,000 00 

$5,730 00 

$8,320 00 

$5,730 00 
1,500 00 

$8,320 00 
3,500 00 


$65,697 00 

$2,250 00 


$10,555 00 

1,500 00 
1,690 00 
1,425 00 

$24,750 00 

$34,032 00 

$2,250 00 
500 00 

$5,100 00 

$4,805 00 

$5,100 00 
600 00 

$4,805 00 
$900 00 

$600 00 
$1,500 00 

$900 00 

$150 00 

$1,500 00 
$1,200 00 

$150 00 

$125 00 

$1,200 00 

$125 GO 

$10,145 GO 

14,050 00 
5,000 00 

$58,782 GO 

$2,250 GO 
500 GO 

9,905 00 

1,500 GO 

$1,650 GO 

$1,325 GO 



The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 



3 = 







Expense and 
Student Aid 


Haskell Institute, Kan. 

Esther Home for Indian Girls, 

Lawrence, Kan 


Current Expense 

NooKSACK Mission, Everson, 



Current Expense 

Greenville Mission, Greenville, 



Current Expense 

YmiA Mission, Yuma, Ariz. 


Current Expense 

Odanah Mission School, Odanah, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid 

Total for Indian Work . 

Aleuts — Jesse Lee Home, Un- 


Salary ■! 

Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . . 

Eskimos-Lavinia Wallace Young 
Mission and Orphanage, 
Nome, Alaska 

Columbus Maynard Hospital, 





Total for Alaska . 










$400 00 

2,155 00 

754 00 

1,250 00 

2,420 00 

5,615 00 

$30,514 00 

19,475 00 

26,728 00 

$400 00 

$600 00 

$600 00 
$504 00 

$504 00 
$1,000 00 

$1,000 00 
$1,660 00 

$1,660 00 
$1,900 00 

$1,900 00 

$17,214 00 

$4,860 00 
30 00 

$4,890 00 

$7,320 00 
111 00 

66 $46,203 00 $12,321 00 

$7,431 00 

$1,195 00 

$1,195 00 

$250 00 

$250 00 

$250 00 

$250 00 
$760 00 

$760 00 

$3,715 00 

$3,715 00 

$12,150 00 

$13,115 00 

$13,115 00 

$19,097 00 

19,097 00 

$32,212 00 

$400 00 

1,795 no 

754 09 

1,250 00 

2,420 00 

5,615 00 

$29,364 00 

IS.OOi 00 

$26,528 00 

$44,533 00 


Appropriations . 



Chinese Home, San Francisco, 



Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Bible Woman: San Francisco, 
Cal., and Los Angeles, Cal. 


Current Expense 

Total for Chinese Work 



Ellen Stark Ford Home, San 

Francisco, Cal 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Jane Couch Memorial Home, 

Los Angeles, Cal 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Susannah Wesley Home and 
School, Honolulu, Hawaii . . . 


Current Exp . and Student Aid .... 

Catherine P. Blaine Home, Se- 
attle, Wash 


Current Expense 

Bible Women: 

Los Angeles, Cal 

San Francisco, Cal 


Current Expense 

Total for Japanese and Korean 






E.xpense and 
Student Aiil 












$10,785 00 

1.200 on 

$11,985 00 

$7,835 on 

1,660 00 

14,150 00 

2,675 00 

1,800 00 


$3,490 00 

$3,490 00 
$720 00 

$720 00 

$4,210 00 

$1,680 00 

$1,680 00 
$360 00 

$360 00 
3,300 00 

$3,300 00 
$1,200 00 

$1,200 00 

$1,080 00 

$6,495 00 

$6,495 00 

$480 00 

.$480 00 

.975 00 

$4,155 00 

$4,155 00 
$1,300 00 

$1,300 00 
$7,850 00 

)7,850 00 
$975 00 

$1,080 00 

$28,120 00 

$7,620 00 

$975 00 

$720 00 

$720 00 

$15,000 00 

9,985 09 

1.200 00 

$11,185 00 

5,835 00 

1,660 00 

11,150 00 

2,175 00 

$1,800 00 

$22,620 00 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 








Expense and 
Student Aid 


Anthracite Slavonic Missions, 

Hazelton, Pa 

West Berwick, Pa 


Current Expense 

Total for Slavonic Work . 


New York City 


Current Expense 


East Boston, Mass 


Current Exp. (Including Rent). . . 

Angel Island, San Francisco, 



Current Expense 

Total for Immigrant Work . 
Migrant Work 

Mothers' Jewels Home and 

School, York, Neb 

Salary , 

Current Exp . and Student Aid . . . 

Watts De Peyster Home and 

School, Tivoli, N. Y 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . , 

Peek Orphanage, Polo, III 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 







$6,010 00 

$2,200 00 

$2,200 00 

$6,010 00 
$7,260 00 

6,290 00 

1,030 00 

$2,200 00 

$1,260 00 
144 00 

$1,404 00 
$1,260 00 

$1,260 00 
$350 00 

$350 00 

$14,580 00 
1,500 00 

$26,995 00 

10,950 00 

4,515 00 

$3,014 00 

$6,370 00 
1,975 00 

$8,345 00 
$3,660 00 

$3,660 00 
$600 00 

$600 00 

$3,810 00 

$3,810 00 

$3,810 00 

$4,350 00 

$4,350 00 
$3,030 00 

$3,030 00 

$680 00 

$680 00 

$8,060 00 
1,500 00 

$12,000 00 

$12,000 00 

$4,790 00 

$4,790 00 

$915 00 
$915 00 

$6,010 00 

$6,010 00 

5,754 00 

4,290 00 

1,030 00 

$11,074 00 
1,500 00 

$20,345 00 

8,450 00 

1,515 00 

Appropriations . 



Negro Orphanage 


Current Expense 

Total for Children's Homes. . . . 

Elizabeth E. Marcy Center, Chi- 
cago, III 


Current Expense 

Hull Street Settlement and Med- 
ical Mission, Boston, Mass. . 


Current Expense 

Portland Industrial Settlement, 

Portland, Ore 


Current Expense 

Campbell Settlement, Gary, Ind. 


Current Expense 

East St, Louis Slavonic Mission, 

East St. Loms, Mo 


Current Expense 

Esther Home, Cincinnati, O 


Current Expense 


Mothers' Memorial Social Cen- 
ter, Cincinnati, O 


Current Expense 








to 3 









Expense anfl 
Student Aid 










7,465 00 

$49,925 00 

$13,495 00 

10,980 00 

5,135 00 

8,860 00 

7,177 00 

7,450 00 

6,845 00 

$2,160 00 

$4,905 00 

$2,160 00 

$4,905 00 

$14,765 00 

$6,240 00 

$22,610 00 

$5,255 00 

$6,240 00 
$4,100 00 

$4,100 00 
$2,130 00 

$2,130 00 
$4,380 00 

$4,380 00 
$2,504 00 

$2,504 00 
720 00 
420 00 

$1,140 00 
$2,870 00 
$2,870 00 

$5,255 00 

$3,480 00 

$3,480 00 

$2,005 00 

$2,005 00 
$3,480 00 

$3,480 00 

$4,673 00 

$4,673 00 

$3,725 00 
$3,725 00 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Epworth School for Girls', St. 

Louis, Mo 


Current Expense 

Total for City Missions 

Lucy Webb Hayes Training 

School, Including Sibley 
Memorial Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . 

Kansas City National Training 
School, Kansas City, Mo. . . 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

San Francisco Training School, 

San Francisco, Cal 

Salarj' .' 

Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

McCrum Slavonic Training 

School, Uniontown, Pa., and 
Coke Village Community 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

FoLTS Mission Institute, Her- 
kimer, N. Y 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . 

Iowa Training School, Des 

Moines, Iowa 


Current Exp. and Student Aid . . . 





















9,710 00 

$69,652 00 

$217,480 00 

40,265 00 

20,125 00 

14,265 00 

21,945 00 

20,270 00 





Expense and 
Student Aid 

$2,450 00 

$2,450 00 

$25,814 00 

$9,355 00 
193 00 

59,548 00 

6,675 00 
180 00 

$6,855 00 
$7,180 00 

$7,180 00 

$5,990 00 

$5,990 00 
$7,140 00 

$7,140 00 
$5,280 00 
$5,280 00 

$6,260 00 

$6,260 00 

$28,878 00 

$34,307 00 

$34,307 00 
$23,590 00 

$23,590 00 

$10,445 00 

$10,445 00 

$6,575 00 

,575 00 

$11,805 00 

$11,805 00 

$10,790 00 
$10,790 00 


8,710 00 

$54,692 00 

$43,855 00 

30,445 00 

17,625 00 

12,565 00 

18,945 00 

16,070 00 












Expense and 
Student Aid 


Training for Negro Deaconesses 
AND Missionaries, Des 

Moines, Ia 

Student Aid 


Training School, New 
Haven, Conn 


Current Exp. and Student Aid. . . , 

Total for Training Schools 

Brewster (Negro), Jackson- 
ville, Fla 


Current Expense 


BuRGE, Ellen A., Springfield, 


Salary and Current Expense 

Graham, W. C, Keokuk, Ia. 
Salary and Current Expense . 

Total for Hospitals 

Bancroft-Taylor, Ocean Grove, 



Current Expense 

Thomson, Mt. Lake Park, Md. . 

Chautauqua Mission House . . . . 

Total for Rest Homes 

Work for Soldiers and Sailors . 

Leper Hospital, Carville, La. . 
Salary — Chaplain 


1,200 00 

16,205 00 

$4,500 00 

$1,200 00 

$7,905 00 

1,200 00 

$4,500 00 

$7,905 00 

12,405 00 







$351,755 00 
$19,290 00 

28,000 00 
30,000 00 

$46,493 00 

$2,150 00 
600 00 

106,617 00 

$13,040 00 

153,110 00 

$2,750 00 

$13,040 00 
$28,000 00 
$30,000 00 

$15,790 00 

$28,000 00 

30,000 00 


$77,290 00 
$16,789 00 

3,000 00 
1,340 00 

$2,750 00 

$1,800 00 

$71,040 00 

$7,989 00 

$73,790 00 

$1,800 00 

$7,989 00 
$650 00 

740 00 

$9,789 00 
$650 00 

740 00 

$21,129 00 
$2,500 00 

2.400 00 

$1,800 00 

2,400 00 

$9,379 00 
$2,500 00 

$11,179 00 
$2 500 00 

2,400 00 



The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 




Baltimore — 

Deaconess Home, Baltimore, Md. . . . 
Children's Home, Washington, D. C. 
Deaconess Home, Washington, D. C. 
Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, Baltimore, Md. . 

Caufornia — 

Deaconess, San Francisco, Cal 

Italian Friendly Center, San Francisco, Cal. 
Beulah Rest Home, Fruitvale, Cal 

Central German — 

Foreigners, Akron, O. 

Central New York — 

Italian, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Italian, Elmira, N. Y. . 

Central Pennsylvania — 

Deaconess Home, Harrisburg, Pa 

Italian, Altoona, Pa 

Coal Operatives, Mt. Carmel and Kulpmont, Pa. . . 
Mt. Alto, Pa., State Tuberculosis Sanatorium 

Chicago German— 

Deaconess, Chicago, 111. 

Colorado — 

Beth-el Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo 

Deaconess Home and Settlement, Denver, Colo. . 

Columbia River — 

Japanese, Spokane, Wash 


Methodist Deaconess Hospital, Rapid City, S. D.. 

Delaware — 

Friendship Home, Philadelphia, Pa 

Des Moines — 

Bidwell Deaconess Home, Des Moines, la. 


Deaconess Home, Detroit, Mich. 

Extension Work 

Esther Home, Detroit, Mich. . . . 
City Mission 

Erie — 

Irene Maitland Deaconess Home, Newcastle, Pa. 
Children's Home, Sheffield, Pa , 

Genesee — 

Deaconess Home, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Italian, Rochester, N, Y 

$6,000 00 
7,000 00 
5,000 00 
7,000 00 

800 00 
4,000 00 
1,500 00 

250 00 

2,000 00 
1,500 00 

3,200 00 
800 00 

2,000 00 
800 00 

150 00 

120,000 00 
5,000 00 

600 00 

25,000 00 

7,000 00 

6,000 00 

10,500 00 

800 00 

15,000 00 

4,000 00 

1,000 00 
8,000 00 

12,000 00 
4,500 00 

Appropriations . 




Girls' Home, Sevierville, Tenn 

Illinois — 

Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana, 111 

Foreigners, Taylorville, 111 

Indiana — 

Deaconess Home, Indianapolis, Ind 

Kansas — 

Mexican, Argentine, Kan 

Foreigners, Pittsburg, Kan 

Daily Vacation Bible Schools 

Lexington — 

Day Nursery, Chicago, 111 


City Mission Work, New Orleans, La 

Maine — 

Deaconess Home, Portland, Me 

Michigan — 

Aldrich Deaconess Home and Esther Homes, Grand 
Rapids, Mich 

Minnesota — 

Girls' Club, St. Paul, Minn 

Foreigners, St. Paul, Minn 

Hospital, Windom, Miim. 

Nebraska — 


Extension Work 

City Mission, Omaha, Neb 

Newark — 

Deaconess Home, Newark, N. J 

Deaconess Home, Jersey City, N. J 

Conference Missionary Work 

New England — 

Hattie B. Cooper Community Center (Negro), 
Boston, Mass 

*New England Southern — 

Portuguese, Provincetown, Mass 

Italian, Providence, R.I 

Children's Work, Summer Camp 

New Hampshire — 


New Jersey — 

Deaconess Home, Camden, N.J 


$2,000 00 

12,000 00 
1,000 00 

5,500 00 

600 00 
800 00 
525 00 

200 00 

500 00 

3,800 00 

10,000 00 

8,000 00 
1,000 00 
8,250 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

10,000 00 

3,700 00 
3,700 00 
1,000 00 

1,200 00 

3,000 00 

4,000 00 

200 00 

300 00 
7,500 00 



The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

New Mexico — 

Methodist Deaconess Hospital, Albuquerque, 

N. M 

New York East — 

Deaconess Home, Brooklyn, N. Y 

Nohth-East Ohio — 

Deaconess Home and Community House, Cleve 

land, O 

Italian, Youngstown, O 

Italian, Byesville, O 

Deaconess Home, Bridgeport, Ohio 

Extension Work 

Northern Minnesota — 

Free Dispensary, Duluth, Minn 

Northern New York — 

Italian Settlement, Utica, N. Y 

Northwest Iowa — 

Shesler Deaconess Home, Sioux City , la 

Northwest Kansas — 

Foreigners, Cuba, Kan 

Northwest Nebraska — 

Japanese, Scott's Bluff, Neb 


McKelvey Deaconess Home, Columbus, O 

Rural Work, Portsmouth District 

Oregon — 

Old People's Home, Salem, Ore 

Japanese, Portland, Ore 

Philadelphia — 

Deaconess Home and Settlement Work, Phila- 
delphia, Pa 

Anna M. Skeer Rest Home, Newtown, Pa 

Pittsburgh — 

Deaconess Home, Pittsburgh, Pa 

Elizabeth A. Bradley Children's Home, Hulton, 

Pdget Sound — 

Community House, Tacoma, Wash 

Foreigners, Wilkinson, Wash 

Rock River — 

■ Esther Home, Chicago, 111 

Friendship Home, Chicago, 111 

Halstead Street Vacation Bible School 

Lincoln Street Church, Deaconess Allowance 

Italian, Joliet, 111 




$25,000 00 
15,000 00 

25,000 00 
3,000 00 
4,000 00 
4,000 00 
1 ,500 00 

1,600 00 

6,000 00 

6,265 00 

400 00 

200 00 

5,000 00 
1,400 00 

5,000 00 
1,200 00 

35,000 00 
1,000 00 

15,000 00 
13,000 00 

8,400 00 
1,000 00 

5,200 00 
7,000 00 
300 00 
420 00 
790 00 
300 00 




St. Louis — 

Deaconess, Carthage District 

Southern Caufornia 

Esther Home, San Diego, Cal 

Immigrant, San Pedro, Cal 

Deaconess Home, Los Angeles, Cal 

David and Margaret Home for Children, La Verne, 

Cal _. 

Methodist Hospital 

Wing Rest Home, Huntington, Beach, Cal 

Southern Illinois — 

Holden Memorial Hospital 

Southwest Kansas — 



E. W. Griffin Deaconess Home, Albany, N. Y 

Upper Iowa — 

Bohemian, Cedar Rapids, la 

Vermont — 

Italian Mission, Barre, Vt 

West Ohio — 

Flower Home for Girls, Toledo, O 

Polish, Toledo, O 

West Virginla — 

Engle Settlement, Fairmount, W. Va 

Mary Kacmar Mission, Wheeling, W. Va 

West Wisconsin — 

Italian, Madison, Wise 

Wilmington — 

Riddle Memorial Deaconess Home, Wilmington, 

Wisconsin — 

Polish Mission, Milwaukee, Wis 

Indian, Oneida Reservation 


Children's Home, Binghamton, N. Y., and Con- 
ference Deaconess Work 

Wyoming Mission — 

Deaconess Settlement, Rock Springs, Wyo 

Grand Total for Administration Bureau, and Con- 
ference Work 


$333,631 00 


$900 00 

6,000 00 

700 00 

8,000 00 

20,000 00 

25,000 00 

600 00 

25,000 00 
300 00 

5,000 00 
200 00 

3,000 00 

6,200 00 
1,000 00 

2,000 00 
2,500 00 

600 00 
3,500 00 

900 00 
100 00 

10,000 00 
3,000 00 

$1,127,299 00 


$1,460,930 00 

80 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Valuation Indebtedness 

Bennett Academy, Mathison, Miss $47,500 00 $2,300 00 

Lucy Webb Hayes Training School, Washington, D. C 500,000 00 25,000 00 

Haven Home, Sandfly, Ga 50,000 00 7,500 00 

Immigrant Home, New York 32,000 00 14,500 00 

Mothers' Memorial Social Center, Cincinnati, 15,260 00 6,000 00 

Thayer Home, Atlanta, Ga 35,000 00 20,000 00 

Frances De Pauw Industrial School, Los Angeles, Cal 65 ,000 00 17 ,000 00 

Kansas City National Training School, Kansas City, Mo 135,000 00 60,000 00 

Susannah Wesley Home, Honolulu, Hawaii 75,000 00 25,000 00 


Methodist Deaconess Sanatorium, Albuquerque, N. M $100,000 00 

Holden Hospital, Carbondale, 111 50,000 00 

Methodist Deaconess Hospital, Rapid City, S. D 100,000 00 

Children's Home, Washington. D. C 50,000 00 

Philadelphia Deaconess Home, Philadelphia, Pa 100,000 00 

Italian Mission, Rochester, N. Y 3,500 00 

Esther Home, Chicago, lU. 35,000 00 

Esther Home, Birmingham, Ala 15 ,000 00 

Esther Home, Detroit 20,000 00 

Deaconess Home, Camden, N. J 100,000 00 

Italian Friendly Center, San Francisco, Cal 50,000 00 

Old People's Home, Salem, Ore 50,000 00 

Additional Appropriations Voted October 12-27, 1922. 


Allen Home, Asheville, N. C, Repairs $ 2,000 00 

Thayer Home, Atlanta, Ga., Building 7,500 00 

McKinley Day School, Porto Rico, Salary 120 00 

Mothers' Jewels Home, York, Neb., Current Expense 4,000 00 

Watts de Peyster Home, Tivoli, N. Y., Building 2,500 00 

Marcy Center, Chicago, 111. , Salary 480 00 

Portland Industrial Center, Portland, Ore., Salary 480 00 

Campbell Settlement, Gary, Ind., Boy's Work 250 00 

San Francisco Training School, San Francisco, Cal., Rent 900 00 

Rose Gregory Houchen Settlement, El Paso, Texas, Repairs 300 00 

Automobile 2 10 00 

Chinese Home, San Francisco, Cal., Furnace 400 00 

East St. Louis Slavonic Settlement, East St. Louis, Mo., Current Expense 300 00 


Idaho — New Americans $ 100 00 

New England — Hattie Cooper Community House Building 4,500 00 

Current Expense. 800 00 

New Hampshire — Foreigners 700 00 

North Indiana — Foreigners 500 00 

Southern California, Purchase Property 1 ,000 00 

Frontier Work 1,000 00 

Negro Work 2,500 00 

Southern Illinois: Holden Memorial Hospital 

Building 10,000 00 

West Ohio, Flower Esther Home, Toledo, Ohio, Building 25,000 00 

West Wisconsin, Deaconess work 400 00 



PLEDGES FOR 1922-1923 




Young People 


Exp. Stu- 
dent Aid 



Exp. Stu- 
dent Aid 








Cent. German. . . . 
Cent. Illinois. .... 
*Cent. Mis-souri. . . 
Cent. New York. . 

Cent. Penn 

Chicago German. . 


Columbia River . . . 



Des Moines 


East Maine 













♦Little Rock 









New England 

New England Sou 
New Hampshire. 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

New York East . . 
♦No. CaroUna. . . 
North Dakota. . . 
North Indiana.. . 
North Montana . , 
Northeast Ohio. . 
Northern Minn. . 
Nor. New York. . 
Northwest Indiana 
Northwest Iowa . . 
Northwest Kans. . 
Northwest Nebr. . 






Puget Sound 

Rock River 


St. Johns River.. 

St. Louis 

St. Louis German 
♦So. Carolina.. . . 
Southern Cal. . . . 
Southern Illinois. 
Southwest Kans.. 



$200 00 

6,000 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

$15 00 

50 00 

800 00 

125 00 

25 00 

2,545 00 

$115 00 
95 00 
5,695 00 
3,195 00 
325 00 
2,990 00 

$95 00 
50 00 
350 00 
285 00 
45 00 
1,550 00 

$5 00 

$10 00 

$40 00 

200 00 

50 00 

5 00 

10 00 

880 00 

420 00 

15 00 

615 00 

fi,000 00 
4,500 00 

4,000 00 
1,275 00 
1,150 00 
150 00 
6,500 00 
7,000 00 

6,000 00 

1,620 00 
1,260 00 

40 00 

1,620 00 

160 00 

25 00 

70 00 
1,160 00 
5,350 00 

25 00 
2,812 00 

2,565 00 
5,285 00 

110 00 
2,565 00 

605 00 
3,410 00 

510 00 

4,0.55 00 

15,375 00 

35 00 

9,995 00 

390 00 
320 00 

10 00 
160 00 

880 00 
1,475 00 

420 00 
170 00 

15 00 
330 00 

20 00 
440 00 
850 00 

390 00 

75 00 

50 00 

10 00 

12,7,50 00 

2,900 00 

10 00 
10 00 

880 00 
190 00 

440 00 
100 00 

10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

330 00 
2,105 00 
2,095 00 

350 00 

4,000 00 

500 00 
6,000 00 
5,500 00 
4,000 00 
5,000 00 

450 00 
2,000 00 

950 00 
50 00 

660 00 
60 00 

987 00 
880 00 
2,100 00 
250 00 
430 00 

6,455 00 

310 00 

975 00 

970 00 

3,435 00 

5,615 00 

5,8.55 00 

5,310 00 

862 00 

1,350 00 

2,075 00 
1,000 00 

125 00 

50 00 

5,000 00 

775 00 

1.100 00 

6,950 00 

10 00 

325 00 

10 00 


1,785 00 

130 00 

550 00 

890 00 

70 00 

1,610 00 

740 00 

10 00 

10 00 
10 00 

785 00 

1,325 00 

1,135 00 

1,240 00 

720 00 
430 00 
430 00 
360 00 

500 00 

15 00 

4.500 00 

1,500 00 

■ 800 00 

325 00 
3,000 00 
5,500 00 
3.900 00 
1,.500 00 
1 ,000 00 
4,500 00 

425 00 
4,000 00 
3,300 00 

475 00 

700 00 
6,850 00 

150 00 
15,000 00 
2,700 00 
4,000 00 
3,888 00 
4,200 00 
1,400 00 

10,000 00 
4,000 00 

5,600 00 
7,500 00 
2,620 00 
8,000 00 

3,500 00 
25 00 

10,000 00 
2,900 00 
3,500 00 

60 00 

50 00 

1,425 00 

700 00 

200 00 

10 00 

2,3.50 00 

645 00 

920 00 

340 00 

75 00 

560 00 

30 00 

520 00 

1,625 00 

50 00 

550 00 

3,300 00 

20 00 

7,710 00 

2,240 00 

440 00 

3,450 00 

250 00 

390 00 

10 00 

2,160 00 

4,005 00 

575 00 

1,290 00 

600 00 

600 00 

2,180 00 

40 00 

25 00 

625 00 

840 00 
575 00 
325 00 

190 00 
1,042 50 
7,535 00 
2,980 00 
1,090 00 

665 00 
6,355 00 
5,843 00 
4,060 00 
1,095 00 
1,035 00 
3,305 00 

525 00 
4,430 00 
5,415 00 

250 00 
1,300 00 
6,145 00 

350 00 
19,625 00 
3,340 00 
5,658 00 
2,705 00 
5,045 00 
1,285 00 

170 00 
7,327 00 
6,730 00 
1,.590 00 
3,885 00 
4,769 00 
1,500 00 
10,735 00 
10 00 

495 00 
5,391 00 

10 00 

525 00 

525 00 

525 00 

■ 10 00 

2,200 00 

700 00 

300 00 

50 00 

25 00 

275 00 

85 00 

625 00 

175 00 

100 00 

517 50 

1,005 00 

10 00 

8,100 00 

1,650 00 

1,175 00 

1 ,350 00 

1,275 00 

6,000 00 

50 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

600 00 
58 00 

190 00 
445 00 
485 00 

470 00 
92 00 
15 00 
110 00 
460 00 
320 00 

10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

50 00 
180 00 
675 00 
690 00 
160 00 
170 00 
1,430 00 

5 00 
200 00 
930 00 
440 00 
35 00 
50 00 
670 00 

10 00 
10 00 

915 00 
1,105 00 

580 00 
510 00 

10 00 
10 00 

110 00 
1,122 00 

180 00 
1,130 00 

10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

2,135 00 

1,075 00 

875 00 

1,395 00 

1,340 00 
520 00 
510 00 
670 00 

1,010 00 

4,900 00 

50 00 

2,430 00 

1,600 00 

60 00 

10,825 00 

10 00 

925 00 

1,080 00 

10 00 
10 00 

1,575 00 
1,505 00 

1,200 00 
1,040 00 

10 00 

1,315 00 

6,665 00 
5,025 00 
5,245 00 

25 00 
31,516 00 

750 00 

400 00 

4,700 00 

10 00 

370 00 

10 00 
10 00 

400 00 
230 00 

1,150 00 

100 00 
150 00 

$20 00 
20 00 
475 00 
100 00 
100 00 
425 00 
• 20 00 
325 00 
'500 00 

225 00 
100 00 

30 00 

•500 00 

1,000 00 

10 00 
950 00 

20 00 
375 00 

25 00 

40 00 

600 00 

600 00 

400 00 

400 00 

20 00 

150 00 

25 00 

25 00 

55 00 

600 00 

250 00 

40 00 

20 00 

350 00 

1,100 00 

125 00 

85 00 

90 00 

100 00 

10 00 

350 00 

375 00 

20 00 

2,000 00 

150 00 

275 00 

825 00 

375 00 

50 00 

30 00 

1,200 00 

40 00 

40 00 

625 00 

1,100 00 

75 00 

1,100 00 

10 00 
300 00 

20 00 

500 00 

250 00 

475 00 

25 00 

25 00 

$500 00 

215 00 

14.820 00 

7,345 00 

1,030 00 

8,465 00 

40 00 

12,230 00 

14, .3.50 00 

150 00 

10,130 00 

2,515 00 

4,635 00 

1,240 00 

27,630 00 

34,620 00 

140 00 

23,512 00 

20 00 

16,250 00 

1,360 00 

1,785 00 

1,620 00 

16, .550 00 

15,2.32 00 

13,810 00 

21,370 00 

1,592 00 

5,375 00 

185 00 

800 00 

1,482 50 

15,500 00 

6,770 00 

2,6.55 00 

1,085 00 

14,645 00 

15.403 00 

10,445 00 

3,275 00 

2,4.55 00 

10,850 00 

1,075 00 

11,430 00 

12.515 00 

875 00 

3,387 50 

19,562 00 

530 00 

55,920 00 

11,685 00 

12,943 00 

14,293 00 

11,145 00 

9,125 00 

210 00 

23,712 00 

19,675 00 

2,255 00 

16,615 00 

18,124 00 

4,8.55 00 

35,315 00 

50 00 

555 00 

42,192 00 

25 00 
20 00 

19,265 00 
9,540 00 
14,245 00 

26 00 
25 00 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 
PLEDGES FOR 1922-1923 



Young People 





Exp. Stu- 
dent Aid 



Exp. Stu- 
dent Aid 




4,000 00 
3,200 00 

580 00 
650 00 

4,626 00 
5,880 00 

1,200 00 
2,165 00 

10 00 
10 00 

358 00 
328 00 

332 00 
182 00 

.300 00 

350 00 

25 00 

20 00 

50 00 

100 00 

1,200 00 

25 00 

275 00 

160 00 

225 00 

160 00 

325 00 

25 00 

11,406 00 

Upper Iowa ■ . . ; . . ; 

12,765 00 
25 00 

Utah Mission 

150 00 

900 00 

1,600 00 

14,000 00 

754 00 

2,200 00 

1,800 00 

3,539 00 

2,000 00 

6,000 00 

20 00 

30 00 

220 00 

60 00 

50 00 

6,115 00 

100 00 

1,100 00 

900 00 

680 00 

980 00 

500 00 

10 00 

15 00 

350 00 

590 00 

8,975 00 

730 00 

2, .585 00 

2,230 00 

1,240 00 

3,380 00 

2,925 00 

265 00 

160 00 

35 00 

25 00 

2,150 00 

.50 00 

650 00 

240 00 

60 00 

175 00 

425 00 

25 00 

10 00 

1,395 00 


West Ohio 

•■West Texas 

2,365 00 

10 00 

1,465 00 

1,935 00 
100 00 
440 00 

35,850 00 
1,759 00 

West Virginia 

10 00 

685 00 

7,945 00 
5,330 00 




10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

535 00 

440 00 

1,035 00 

280 00 
220 00 
500 00 

6,569 00 

7.365 00 

11,720 00 

325 00 

80 00 

57 00 

322 00 


$245,641 00 

$77,569 00 

$272,803 50 

$129,708 50 

$1,120 00 

$42,741 00 

$27,268 00 

$23,780 00 

$820,631 00 

♦Building Fund Pledges cover a period from one to four years. 
Pledges for Conference Work for which a Conference is responsible not included in the above. 
S. J. Turner, Secretary. 


During 1920-21 checks were received from 24 Conferences totaling 
$907.33. This amount was disbursed to 20 Conferences. During 1921-22 
checks were received from 90 Conferences totaling $4,725.54. Seven Con- 
ferences sent checks but did not send delegates — total amount $16.81. 

Amount suflSicient to meet expense for one from each of the 83 Con- 
ferences with a margin to help those who were not granted half fare on 
return trip. 

Only one Conference refused and two did not reply. 

Carrie Barge, 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, 

Mrs. Walter Raymond Brown. 

Resolutions. 83 


Your committee would beg leave to report as follows : 

As we approach the close of this, the forty-first session of the Board 
of Managers of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, we desire to record our gratitude to God for his mercy 
so clearly manifest in all the work of our society. 

The reports have shown a marked advance in all lines. A spirit of har- 
mony has pervaded every session, and the members have seemed to catch the 
vision of a still greater society, rising with its increasing responsibilities and 
work, with the new need in the more complicated life of America. 

We desire to express our appreciation of the gracious courtesies shown 
us by the general chairman of entertainment and her very efficient commit- 
tees ; also to express our gratitude to the Conference president and mem- 
bers of the Pittsburgh Conference for the delightful entertainment which 
has provided so fully for the comfort of all ; to the pastor, Dr. W. Wofford 
T. Duncan, and Mrs. Duncan, to the Board of Trustees, the choir and organ- 
ist of Emory Church, the choir and organist of Christ Church, the choir 
and organist of South Avenue Church, to Mrs. Christine Miller Clemson 
and the host of other musical friends ; to the Pittsburgh Railways, the press, 
church and secular ; to the florists, the hostesses, and the donors of the auto- 
mobiles which made possible on Saturday afternoon not only the very satis- 
fying glimpse of the city, but the resultant rest to tired nerves and bodies ; to 
the Lincoln Avenue Church for its delightful hospitality to the Young Peo- 
ple's Department ; to the South Avenue Church for the courtesy extended to 
the Deaconess Department, and to all of the many friends who have con- 
tributed in any way to the success of the meeting of the Board of Managers. 

While expressing appreciation of courtesies extended, we desire to take 
this occasion to place upon record our deep interest in all the problems of 
today that affect, either directly or indirectly the life and welfare of our 
country and the Kingdom of God. Our Society was founded in righteous 
patriotism, where the motive for bringing in the kingdom was so inwrought 
with the life of our country that we are vitally concerned with everything 
that will make America Christian, and enlist our favored land for the sal- 
vation of the world. We, therefore, offer the following resolutions for your 
consideration and adoption : 

Resolved, That we look with deep concern upon the industrial condi- 
tions of our country, and pray that divine guidance may be given in this 
formative hour, when unions are urgent and capital intent upon gain. The 
strikes, both of the miners and the railroads, have been temporarily settled, 
but before our next annual meeting the struggle will be renewed. We look 
upon the findings of the Labor Board, representing the United States Gov- 
ernment, as binding upon both labor and capital ; and the violation by either 
as a menace to the peace of our industrial world. It is not the honest and 
well-intending laborer nor the high-minded capitalist who are primarily to 
blame, but the walking delegate, who subsists on discord and is important 
only as he is able to inflame the passions of others ; and the greedy owner 
who would oppress others to add to his own ill-gotten wealth. The great 
majority of our people are right, and we call upon our members everywhere 
to aid in the creation of righteous sentiment, to the end that industrial peace 
shall be secured. 

Resolved, That we commend the President of the United States in his 
advice permanently to settle the industrial unrest by guaranteeing just 
rights to all. and in his safeguarding the country against added expendi- 
tures, even though it required the veto of the Bonus Bill. 

We stand for the rehabilitation of the disabled American soldiers, and 
would in every way advance the interests of the men of the Loyal Legion, 
always, however, divorcing patriotism from partisan politics, and approving 
only such measures as will develop and establish in our youth a spirit of 
true patriotism and service to mankind. 

84 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Resolved, That we look with alarm upon the movement to give to 
Congress the right to pass upon the decisions of the Supreme Court. It 
has been well stated by the National Security League that "this is the most 
dangerously destructive doctrine that has been voiced in America since 
the birth of Bolshevism. Such an amendment would convert our govern- 
ment over night into a democracy under the leadership of demagogues and 
destroy by one blow the inherent rights of all minorities against the possible 
tyranny of a temporary political majority." 

Resolved, That we believe the hour at hand when every good citizen 
should demand loyalty to the Government, so that neither corporate nor 
private greed will be permitted to inveigh against the Constitution and the 
just enforcement of law without suffering the penalty attached. Respect 
for law lies at the very foundation of liberty itself. America is no place 
for plotters against justice. The Constitution should be held inviolate. 
The law must be enforced, especially is this an hour when the Eighteenth 
Amendment should be defended by every lover of right, and when States 
should remember that to break down respect for the Federal Government 
will inevitably destroy State authority. Respect for law is essential to the 
preservation of government and our very civilization. 

Resolved, That we urge upon every voter the need of preserving the 
Volstead enforcement code against the insidious attacks of those who 
would re-establish the old order. One-half of one per cent of alcohol was 
the proportion fixed by the liquor dealers themselves before the amend- 
ment was enacted, and the changing of the Volstead law to a higher per- 
centage will only serve to re-establish the saloon and defeat the intent of 
the Eighteenth Amendment. We commend most heartily the action of the 
Attorney-General, Mr. Daugherty, in enforcing the law touching the three- 
mile limit not permitting vessels to bring liquor within said limit. 

Resolved, That we call upon our members and all concerned for Amer- 
ica's welfare to study the problems that concern our homes, our children, 
and the preservation of morality. The divorce evil has become ra«k. 
Homes are easily broken. While the marriage vow should be held as sacred 
as the law of God, and purity should be defended even at the cost of life 
itself, we see a constantly increasing ratio of divorces, with a resultant 
illegitimacy, and a lowered respect for virtue. 

We, therefore, endorse the drive started by the General Federation of 
Women's Clubs, advocating the repeal of State marriage and divorce statutes, 
and the passage of a Federal law, general in its application. Especially do 
we include the provision that when divorce would be allowed, the cases must 
be heard behind closed doors and the testimony never made public. 

Pure womanhood should be the ideal, and unsullied character the aim 
of our social orders. We lament the growing tendency among a certain 
type of women to smoke, and trust the practice will be frowned upon by all 
good citizens. The student-body of Vassar College, which had been broad- 
casted as favoring smoking, has repudiated, with indignation, the state- 
ment ; and, along with the best schools in America, placed smoking among 
girls under the ban. 

We endorse the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill which provides for Federal 
legislation against lynching. 

We call the attention of our women to the demoralizing influences at- 
tendant upon the carnival companies and outdoor amusement companies. 
We ask that they bring the menacing features of such carnivals to the at- 
tention of their agricultural fair officers, the officers of local fraternal, 
benevolent, and patriotic organizations under whose auspices such carnivals 
usually come. Also that the matter be brought to the attention of the local 
pastors, W. C. T. U. workers, and other local reform agencies who will 
wage such a fight against their gambling, lotteries, swindling, and immoral 
shows "for men only" that the local city or county officials or State police 
will be forced to close the illegal features. 

Possibly no reform is more vital to the physical and moral welfare of 

Resolutions 85 

our country than that which concerns child labor. The pronouncing of the 
Supreme Court of the unconstitutionality of the child labor law throws 
open the question for a still better law than formerly enacted. The failure, 
for the third time, of Congress to frame a law that will stand the test of 
the Supreme Court suggests the advisability and even necessity of a Con- 
stitutional Amendment for the protection of the entire United States. 
Individual States have framed laws more or less complete. But some 
States would be slow in enacting and lax in enforcing child labor laws. A 
Constitutional Amendment would lift the standard throughout the whole 
United States, and create such sentiment that its fair enforcement would 
be almost assured. We must protect the child, if we save the manhood of 
America. We hereb}- place ourselves along with the Congress of Mother 
and Parent Teachers' Association, the National Woman's Trade League, 
the National Child Labor Committee, the American Federation of Labor, 
the American Association of University Women, the Federal Churches of 
Christ in America, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, with many 
more of the great representative social organizations of the country, and 
with all the Christian denominations and churches, in favor of the proposed 
Constitutional Amendment, the Towner-Sterling bill, for the protection of 
the childhood of America. 

Resolved, That as the long-delayed enfranchisement of women has now 
become the law, and every woman has equal right with every man to voice 
and vote in the atTairs of state, we believe that right should be accepted as 
a sacred trust, and discharged in the spirit of loyalty as becomes a citizen 
of this favored Republic, standing to-day along with Great Britain in the 
leadership of the world. It is not by chance that those two great English- 
speaking Protestant nations should be world leaders, for they stand for the 
highest type of liberty and justice known to the world. 

The Woman's Home Missionary Society, while primarily concerned 
with home problems, realizes that they cannot be safely solved, except as 
we have right international relations. We stand for the divorce of politics 
from foreign relations, and seek to advance every possible means for the 
settlement of international disputes. 

We trust that peace, founded upon justice, may be established among 
men everywhere, so that the carnage of a world war will never again bring 
its stain to our Christian civilization. We vioce the prayer that national 
hatreds may die and the reign of the Prince of Peace may be ushered in. 

We need in America an education that is reverential, yet free from 
bigotry; we stand for the safeguarding of our public school system; the 
maintenance of the American Sabbath; a franchise that is safeguarded by 
intelligence and morality ; a respect for law that is expression of an undying 
love for freedom ; an acknowledgment of God in the affairs of men, an in- 
terest in world problems that all nations shall advance ; and an unconquered 
faith in the ultimate triumph of right. 

As members of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, interested in 
all that interests others, and desiring the good of our people, and all peoples, 
we pledge anew our loyalty to our God, our country, and to the world in its 

Respectfully submitted. 

Chairman: (Mrs. A. D.) Bertha McVay Ketcham, North Indiana Con- 

(Mrs. Byron) Olah M. Wilson, Southern California Confer- 

(Mrs. V. F.) Mabel I. DeVinny, Minnesota Conference. 

(Mrs. J. C.) Caroline McDowell, Pittsburgh Conference. 

(Mrs. E. M.) Mary Bradford Taylor, New England Con- 

(Mrs. R. W. S.) Mamie Peebles Thomas, Washington Con- 

86 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 



Mrs. David Dailey, General Secretary, 
2120 N. Twelfth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Associate Secretaries 

Mrs. Daniel Stecker, 
423 Eighth Street, Wilmette, III. 

Mrs. Byron Wilson, 
433 S. Norton Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal. 

The year which has just closed was a year of prosperity along every 

It is most gratifying to be able to report a substantial growth in 
Finance. Nearly every Conference showing an increase. In certain in- 
stances where Conferences show loss of members it is due to the fact that 
some organizations failed to report. We have not gained members in pro- 
portion to the increase in finance. 

This condition is due in part to some Conferences taking the stand that 
unless every member paid full dues they were not entitled to be included 
in the final count. While we want every member to be a paid up member, 
we must not lose sight of the fact that our Constitution calls for the pay- 
ment of five cents per month for dues, for Queen Esthers. Many observe 
this plan but the majority pay their dues yearly. We advise the latter 
method. We do not want to pad our roll, but we want all that belongs to us. 

Faithful work has been done in securing new members. We realize that 
we must enter into a more intensive Campaign. We must make member- 
ship gain our chief objective this coming year. We believe the growth in 
members for the year 1922-1923 will be greatly in advance of any year 
in the history of the Department. 

There has been increased interest and attendance at the Summer 
School of Missions, both National and Local ; emphasis is put upon Study 
course and Life Service, many girls have signed up for Service in Home, 
Foreign or Church life. 

We believe these Conferences will ultimately meet the great demand 
for Leaders, which is the need of the day. -^ 

Those who undertake Leadership among girls, will find it more of a 
delight than a task. It has been well said "that it is the most promising, 
the most productive and the choicest field in our Churches today, leading 
young people to devote their lives to a higher plane of living in the realm 
of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ." 


Organ teat ions — 

Young Woman's Auxiliaries 481 

Queen Esther Circles 2,757 

Total 3,238 

Total Membership 66,81 5 

Net Increase 2,489 

Graduated into Adult Auxiliary 400 

Departments. 87 

Financial — 

Annual Dues $33,413.37 

Student Aid 54,602.56 

Free Will Thank Offering, Building Fund 16,538.58 

Other Funds 44.874.62 

Methodist Episcopal Deaconess Hospital, Albuquer- 
que, N. M 8,920.53 

Thayer Home, .\tlanta. Ga 4,608.01 

King Home, Marshall, Texas 1.524.67 

Supplies 32.447.98 

Grand Total $196,930.32 

Increase over last year $22,189.23 

An average of $2.94 per capita. 

Queen Esther Life Membership Certificates issued, 150. 

North Dakota Conference leads in the largest percentage increase in 
members, 110 per cent. 

North East Ohio Conference has the largest membership, 4,223 ; also 
largest financial report, $14,526.88. 

West Ohio, second; 3,000 members; financial report, $11,026. 

Emory Young Woman's Auxiliary, Pittsburgh Conference, raised the 
largest amount, $1,538.85. 

Little Rock, largest increase along all lines, $11.24 per capita, 106 

Baltimore, $4.78 per member. 

Our Budget has been assigned us. every Conference has received its 

We are hoping and praying that this obligation shall be met in full, it 
shall be our aim and pleasure to do so. In order to make our work in this 
respect complete it will he necessary for every Conference to raise the 
amount assigned it on its Budget. 

The aim of "Our High Standard" is : "To place every Young People's 
Organization upon a high plane of efficiency." 

One hundred and eighty-four Organizations attained this standard, of 
these North Indiana reports 23. 

It is most fitting that we acknowledge with a deep sense of gratitude 
the hearty support and co-operation of our Young People's Conference and 
District Secretaries, Directors, our Associates. Mrs. Daniel Stecker and 
Mrs. Byron Wilson, and a host of others, the combination which has made 
possible the glorious record of the year. 

We desire to continue the work of paying the salaries of our Special 
Missionaries through the medium of our Queen E.sther Life Memberships 

We are facing larger responsibilities. We must prepare ourselves to 
assume the same by study and prayer and work. 

With the help of our Heavenly Father we will press on to possess more 
and more land, trying to cultivate untitled fields, until every Auxiliary shall 
glory in the fact that she is mothering a Queen Esther Circle or Young 
People's Auxiliary. So we pray, accept the work of this past year, dear 
Lord, as we lay it at Thy feet. Thou knowest its imperfections: accept 
every right intention and under Thy tuition may we "study to show our- 
selves approved unto God, workmen that needeth not to be ashamed." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. David D.\ilev, 

General Secretary. 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

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90 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Mrs. Annie Hobbs Woodcock, General Secretary, 

2523 Elma Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Mrs. J. W. DowDS. Associate Secretary, 

905 Beatty Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio. 

Committee.— Mrs. S. J. Turner, Mrs. Raymond Willey, Mrs. E. L. Price. 

We read in the Book of Books the Creator's scientific plan,— "First the 
blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear." We have but to apply 
this same scientific development to life (and we are sure God meant we 
should), to find, first childhood, then youth, then full maturity. 

Still following His eternal uniformity of law, and transferring this 
logical development to the province of His immediate Kingdom, and pro- 
tnding ive capture childhood for God, we will secure to Him and His pur- 
poses future youth and maturity. What a splendid resultant Harvest ! 

Read carefully each column of the following report of the Children's 
Department. Couched in these figures is found child-souls won, systematic- 
stewardship, habits begun, educational interests stimulated, and thousands of 
dollars' worth of helpfulness rendered to others. 

Over these Home Mission fields, we as a Society, have been cultivating, 
are thickly appearing these first tender "blades," — our Mothers' Jewels (see 
figures). Among the figures are found some "blades'* of sturdier growth 
already putting forth the "ear," — our Home Guards (see figures). 

Good people, help us "till more fields," and "sow more seed," and with 
greater care cultivate the appearing "blades," and just so certainly we will 
bring to God vast measures of "full corn in the ear." 







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Total of all Mon- 
ey Raised ex- 
cept through 



3 89 

840 65 

146 32 

89 65 

780 10 

17 85 

990 55 

1.302 S2 




1,417 47 

2,581 22 

1,997 11 

10 00 


196 81 

35 05 

1,702 45 

1,377 73 

382 07 

752 42 

76 45 

360 69 

230 41 

53 75 

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207 10 

1,112 74 

263 26 

149 59 

6 95 

741 91 

1,313 77 

332 32 

346 14 

137 42 

299 13 

14 50 

542 12 

727 12 

109 28 

1.117 fin 

4,449 06 
341 62 
504 82 

1,285 61 

672 32 

135 15 

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2,144 14 

423 45 

45 32 

1,789 37 

2,245 28 

346 20 

1,874 80 

11 15 

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President, Bishop William Burt; First Vice-President, Bishop F. M. 
Bristol; Recording Secretary, Judge G. M. Spurlock; Treasurer, Mr. Ed- 
gar T. Welch; Corresponding Secretary, Rev. Daniel W. Howell, D.D. 


Miss Henrietta A. Bancroft, Superintendent Emeritus, 1425 Garfield 

Place, Pasadena, California. 
Mrs. D. B. Street, General Secretary, "The Kenesaw," Washington, D. C. 
Miss Ella Stinemetz, Auditor, 12th and F St., N. W., Washington. D. C. 

Mrs. Geo. O. Robinson, 1425 Garfield Place, Pasadena, California, Chairman. 
Mrs. D. B. Street, Miss E. Jean Oram, Mrs. W. P. Buck, Mrs. John W. 
Lowe, Mrs. M. C. Smith, Mrs. Bessie Hochswender, Mrs. H. S. Hollings- 
worth, Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, Miss Anna Neiderheiser. 



Miss Cartes K. Swartz. Mrs. Jane Lowe. 



Mrs. Walter P. Buck, 357 Broad Street, New London, Conn., Secretary. 
Conferences — East Maine, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Troy, 
New England, New England Southern, New York East. 


Mrs. John W. Lowe, 334 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Md., Secretary. 

Conferences — New York, Wyoming, Northern New York, Central 
New York, Genesee, Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Newark, New 
Jersey, Wilmington, Baltimore, Virginia, and Deaconess Stations south on 
the Atlantic Seaboard. 


Mrs. Bessie M. Hochswender, 352 S. Rebecca St., Pittsburgh. Pa., Secretary. 
Conferences — Erie, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Ohio. North-East Ohio, 
West Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Indiana, North Indiana, Northwest Indiana, 
Rock River, Central Illinois, Illinois, Southern Illinois, and Stations south 
of this territory. 


Mrs. H. S. Hollingsworth, 702 Maple Street, Des Moines, Iowa, Secretary. 
Conferences — Nebraska, Northwest Nebraska, Missouri, Saint Louis, 
Arkansas, Kansas, South Kansas. Northwest Kansas, Southwest Kansas, 
Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Deaconess Stations within these Con- 
ferences. Wisconsin, Northern Minnesota, Minnesota, Upper Iowa. North- 
west Iowa, Iowa, Des Moines, North Dakota, Dakota, Black Hills Mis- 
sion, New Mexico Mission, and Deaconess Stations within these Conferences. 


Mrs. M. C. Smith, 2205 7th Avenue, Oakland, California, Secretary. 

Conferences— Oregon, California, Southern California, Nevada Mis- 
sion, Arizona Mission, Alaska Mission, Puget Sound, Columbia River, 
Montana, North Montana, Idaho, Wyoming Mission. 


Mrs. D. B. Street, General Secretary, 
"The Kenesaw," Washington, D. C. 
A program of advance and progress has been carried out by the workers 
of the Deaconess Department during the past year. The purchase of new 


Departments. 95 

properties, added equipment, and the augmentation of our corps of workers 
through the recent graduates from our Training Schools has accomplished 
results beyond tabulation. 

It is with deep sorrow that we record the passing from our ranks to 
those beyond, of our faithful Bureau Secretary, Mrs. A. G. Stebbins. The 
death of Mrs. Stebbins occurred while we were in attendance at the Annual 
Meeting and Mrs. Bessie M. Hochswender of Pittsburgh Conference was 
appointed to succeed Mrs. Stebbins as Secretary of the Central Bureau. 

Mrs. W. L. Boswell, for many years the Secretary of the Eastern 
Deaconess Bureau, requested to be relieved of her duties, and Mrs. John W. 
Lowe of Baltimore Conference was named as her successor. 

The reports as follow have been received from the Bureau Secretaries : 


Mrs. D. B. Street. Mrs. H. S. Hollingworth. Mrs. Silas Sprowls. 

Mrs. Luther Taylor. Mrs. A. E. Wolfe. 

(Representing each Hospital.) 

Miss Mary France. Mrs. Margaret Locke Coaxes. Mrs. L. G. Murphy. 

Miss Elva Wade. Mrs. D. A. Porterfield. Mrs. H. C. Mitchell. 

Permanent Deaconess Fund 

Standing Committee Mrs. G. W. R. Stokes, Chairman, 

^, ^ 2912 13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. George O. Robinson. Mrs. D. B. Street. Miss Mary France. 


Mrs. W. L. Boswell, Secretary, 1921-1922. 
Mrs. J. W. Lowe, Secretary, 1922-1923. 

The work in the Eastern Bureau has been quietly but steadily advanc- 
ing. The National Woman's Home Missionary Society, realizing the fine 
opportunity for extending the great work at the Philadelphia Deaconess 
Home, agreed to give $50,000.00 for the purchase of the adjoining property 
in order to mt)re acceptably house the work for development, provided Phil- 
adelphia would give a like amount. With this gift from the National 
Society in view, a campaign was put on the latter part of October, 1921, 
and $100,000.00 subscribed by the city people. Of this amount all but 
$17,000.00 was collected by September, 1922, and work commenced. 

At Camden, N. J., a new house was bought and a fine community work 
is being done with plans for a new Home and an enlarged program. 

The Deaconess Home in Baltimore is being remodelled and improved 
at an expenditure of $10,000.00 which will make this Home one of the 
finest in the country. 

Jersey City has also purchased a fine new Home, all newly furnished 
and modern, adding much to the comfort of the workers. 

A change of location for the Washington Deaconess Home was also 
thought desirable and this has been accomplished, a new Home being se- 
cured and the old property sold. 


Mrs. Walter P. Buck, Secretary. 

The Deaconess Board of Maine Conference have adopted the Budget 
Estimate Plan. For three years expenditures have been within the budget. 
This increases the confidence of the people and the Conference voted an 
additional $300 for the coming year. Through the merging of the Maine and 
East Maine Conferences, it is quite probable that the Portland Home will 
become headquarters for the entire state. The work of the seven deaconesses 
in Maine is distinctly missionary, two doing evangelistic work in the Churches, 
two, an outstanding work among the Italians ; one is a missionary in a needy 
field, while another is busy with District Epworth League work. 

The Superintendent at the Deaconess Home in Albany, New York, 

96 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

makes homelife possible for the seven busy deaconesses, doing settlement, 
Travelers' Aid and parish work. 

The force of workers at Barre, Vermont, has been enlarged, to meet 
the increasing needs in this field of service. The average attendance of the 
Italian Sunday School has been 130, and the vesper service 30. A Teachers' 
Training Class is held each week. Following their own Christmas delights, 
the Italian children gave $5.00 for one of their own number who is in the 
sanitarium at Albuquerque. The boys and girls gave an Easter Pageant to 
a large audience— three were baptized and twenty-two taken into the Junior 
Church that has been organized. A probationers' class is held each week 
during the summer. The program of industrial work, camping, hikes, moth- 
ers' meetings, Sunday School and Church is a happy combination of work, 
play and devotion, all for the spread of Christ's kingdom. 

The following quotation from a letter written by our deaconess ap- 
pointed to bring a breath of home and a love message from Jesus the Christ 
to the lonely sailors aboard ship, on guard, or in prison in the harbor of 
Portsmouth, N. H., tells its own story. 

"The work of the prison has been especially interesting. I write to 
many of these boys who have no mothers and am allowed to visit them. 
Through the assistance of the State Women's Christian Temperance Union 
and the Woman's Home Missionary Society, I was enabled to send one 
thousand Easter cards, each with a personal message, and these cards are 
still treasured by the boys. Easter lilies were distributed in each hospital 
ward, the marine barracks, the prison sick room (sick bay, as they call it), 
the prisoners' mess hall and the marine attachment club room. At Thanks- 
giving and Christmas, home cooking was carried to the sick boys. Reading 
matter and Testaments have been distributed in hospital, prison, and to the 
boys aboard ship. I have just started a class in Bible study for prison boys. 
Services have been held aboard the ships in harbor, and some of the boys 
and the marine guards when off duty come regularly to Church. 

"The families of these men have been visited. I found the wives very 
young — many of them with babies. One expectant mother was not well, 
and did not understand sewing. I made the tiny garments for her. After 
the birth of the baby, she developed tuberculosis, and I ministered to her, 
carrying delicacies. Her husband secured his discharge, and has taken her 
to her old home in Pennsylvania. The boys call me 'Little Mother,' 'Big 
Sister' and 'Sunshine Lady.' " 

Nine of the workers associated with the Deaconess Home in Brooklyn 
and New York are doing parish work, while the other, assisted by twenty- 
five volunteer workers, chosen from Queen Esther Circles, Epworth League 
and Bible School forces, is doing settlement work in the splendidly adapted 
building adjoining the home. No adequate report can be given here of the 
weekly activities of the eight varieties of clubs. Programs include Bible 
stories, singing of hymns, memory verses followed by club activities. A 
"Happy Hour" is held each Sunday afternoon. From the collection taken, 
$5.00 is given to the work for Alaskan children while the balance pays the 
membership fees for fifty-six Home Guards. A class is held one evening 
each week in a clean well-lighted study room, to help high school boys and 
girls with their problems. 

Many tangles in language, grammar, and mathematics w^ere unraveled, 
following which came a discussion of current events and citizenship. 

The Mothers' Club sent a quilt which they had made to Watts de Puy- 
ster Home. An hour of song and Bible story is held each Sunday evening 
for the children and their mothers. 

Every day we should thank God for our splendid deaconesses, their 
personal consecration, their devotion to their tasks never cornpleted and 
their optimism in attempting the almost impossible. They find joy in over- 
coming obstacles— in the program of Christ's Kingdom. God bless our 
deaconesses, every one. 

Departments. 97 

Mrs. H. S. Holxjngsworth, 5fcrf /cry. 

As I check over the work for the year of the Western-Xorthern Dea- 
coness Bureau and read between the hnes, and from personal letters, that 
which the reports do not show, how often I wish all the women of our great 
society might know these workers and the places in which they are standing. 

The work of this Bureau was never so great as that accomplished this 
year. Would that we could take up in detail the work of each institution 
and each deaconess. 

The deaconesses connected with our two National Training Schools in 
this Bureau have done an outstanding service for Methodism, and have left 
the imprint of real Christian social service, in all its forms, upon the largest 
group in their history. 

The Deaconess Homes in Denver, Sioux City and Wichita, have opened 
up and entered many new lines of work through their workers, and have 
gone on to greatei* efficiency in all the older established lines. 

The work of our deaconesses on districts and in station has been deeply 
felt in the communities where they serve. With our foreign peoples, in 
mining districts, among "our own who know not God," and in every avenue 
of service, God has honored the faith and prayers of these workers. 

Miss Pearl McKeeman, who has done such a self-sacrificing piece of 
work in West Tulsa, suffered a break in Januar}- and is compelled to take a 
long rest. We are so glad to know she is improving. 

Cupid has entered the ranks and Miss A. Maude King, head of our 
Iowa National Training School : Ruth E. Oldham, of Omaha, and Alice 
Williams, have left to fill "positions of honor" in parsonage homes, and 
Sara Swartz. of Enid District, to a home in Winfield, Kans. 

Miss Ellen Smith, of our Denver Home, left for work in the foreign 

A line of work in which we have had few workers, as yet, is in our 
State Schools, under the Wesley Foundations, and in our own church schools. 

Dr. Bradford. President of the Wesley Foundation, speaks in highest 
terms of the work of deaconesses in this line. I quote from one of his let- 
ters regarding one of our girls who had to leave for a w-hile to take up 
duties at home. 

"Miss Jeanette Scott, a regularly consecrated Deaconess of the Meth- 
odist Church, has done an unusual piece of work at one of our great student 
centers : the Iowa State Normal School of Cedar Falls, Iowa. On the first 
Sunday of the summer session she secured an actual attendance at Sunday- 
school of over six hundred Methodist students. When one understands that 
the church is located nearly two miles away from the school, the great size 
of such a task is appreciated. Miss Scott brought to the work a versatility 
and initiative that one rarely finds combined in the same individual. It is 
very apparent that the well trained Deaconess can minister effectively to the 
students of our universities." 

Miss Vera Herring is doing a splendid piece of work at Missouri 

Thus, the work of the De&coness Department grows and broadens in 
every- line of "Service for the Master." 


Mrs. M. C. Smith, Secretary 

It is gratifying to note the progress in the Deaconess work under the 
Pacific Coast and Northwest Bureaus. The loyalty of these devoted, dili- 
gent and consecrated women can never be told in words. 

During the period of the "Daily Vacation Bible Schools" many of the 

98 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

deaconesses superintended and taught in these schools, proving themselves 
a most wonderful help. 

Reports show the successful work of all the deaconesses in all their 
lines of vocation. Our Parish workers, Settlement workers, Immigration 
workers, Rural, Juvenile Court and Traveler's Aid workers have each and 
all a story to tell in their own language which if could only be put in print, 
might melt the hearts of many, especially those who know not the extent 
of the daily toils and tasks of these noble followers of the Master. 

To note but three graduates of the San Francisco National Training 
School this past year seems a small class of deaconesses, but Mrs. Miller 
Gerdes, Miss Ada May Tarr and Miss Nora Matthews graduated with 
high honors, each receiving her appointment at graduation. 

It is with sadness that we report the resignation of Superintendent 
Isabel Leitch of the Deaconess Home in Los Angeles. Miss Leitch has 
served long as a faithful servant of her Master, but her continued illness 
causes her retirement. 

With the wedding bells that peeled forth joy to a few of our worthy 
deaconesses, almost simultaneously tolled the death knell for two of our 
splendid workers. Mrs. Alma Crumbaugh Steele, for many years Super- 
intendent of Beulah Rest Home, heard the summons ; and in March, 1922, 
after a brief illness went from earth to receive her "crown of rejoicing." 
Miss Rosa Narro was called to her "Home" triumphant, August 18th, 1922. 
Miss Narro was the first Mexican girl to attend the San Francisco National 
Training School, "a wonderful daughter of wonderful parents, of a won- 
derful race." Anxious for her own welfare and education, Miss Narro 
was led to believe that others of her kind should follow in her steps. So, 
through her instrumentality, Celia Flores and Marie Soto entered the 
same school for instruction. Celia is now a successful deaconess at Santa 
Paula, Southern California, and Marie, a valuable missionary in the Plaza 
Mexican Church. The Lord called and Rosa's works do follow her, 
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." 

Special mention should be made of the "Clinic" connected with the 
"Friendly House," Los Angeles ; also the "Clinic" of the "Friendly Center," 
San Francisco. May we become better acquainted with these new works 
where body and soul can be healed. 

There is an increasing call for deaconesses, so we must hustle for 
recruits for our Training Schools. 

Many of our deaconesses are being retired, so the call is emphatic. 
Vacancies must be filled and there must come new leaders for new fields. 

A visit to the Pacific Coast by our General Secretary, Mrs. D. B. Street, 
awakened new interest in our Deaconess Boards. Her presence was a great 
delight to all who met her. 

As per reports 18,833 calls were made by our deaconesses and litera- 
ture distributed to the number of 14,442. 


The past year has not been devoid of interesting and outstanding events 
in the work of the Hospitals under the care of this Bureau. 

The opportunity came for the enlargement of the work of Beth-El Hos- 
pital by a splendid gift from the Board of Hospitals and Homes, so it was 
deemed advisable to allow them to carry forward this project by transferring 
the property to this Board of the Church. 

The Sanatorium at Albuquerque, N. M., is to have a new Nurse's 
Home made possible by money left through the will of Mr. Ives."' 

The new building at Rapid City, S. D., was temporarily halted because 
of the financial depression due to the drouth, but is now going forward and 
will add much to the efficiency of the Hospital when completed. 

The rented building used for Brewster Hospital was purchased, repairs 
made, improvements added and the standard of the Hospital raised. We are 
now arranging to purchase the Nurse's Home. ) 






Beth-El Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Ellen A. Burge Deaconess Hospital 

Crabam Protestant Hospital 

Holden Memorial Hospital 

Sibley Memorial Hospital 

Methodist Deaconess Sanatorium, Albuquerque, N.M 
Methodist Deaconess Hospital, Rapid City, S. D. . . 
Brewster Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla 
















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The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Total No. Mothers Present . 

No. Mothers' Meetings 

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Amount of Money Used. . . 


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No. Different Families 
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Amount Money Used. 

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Total No. Calls Made. 

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Year of Establishment. 



Balance on Hand for 
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Total Balance in Treasuries July i, 1921 $33,481 57 

Total Receipts of Deaconess Institutions and 

Hospitals 737,143 08 

$770,624 6s 
Debit Balance July i, 1922 3,892 99 $774,517 64 

Total Disbursements of Deaconess Institutions and 

Hospitals 727,211 06 

Balance in Treasuries July i, 1922 $47,306 58 

Value of Property $1,631,359 77 

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Endowment 174,484 24 

Total Amount of Indebtedness $293,914 00 

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Carrie Barge 

THE Field Department has had the services of seventeen National and 
fifteen Conference Field Secretaries during the past year. Eight of 

these have given full time, and the others from a few days to a 'few 
months each. There have been a few changes in personnel, due to illness 
and calls to other lines of work. Miss Kallstedt, for health reasons, gave 
up Field Work, and is teaching in the San Francisco Training School. Mrs. 
Davis, Mrs. Snow and Mrs. Barton have been able to give very little time 
to the work. 

Mrs. Eaton and Airs. Northup have given most of their time to their 
own Conferences. Airs. Brummitt devoted the summer months to work in 
the Epworth League Institutes where she taught the classes in Home Mis- 
sions. Aliss Day has given the major part of her time to the work of the 
Life Service Commission with headquarters in Chicago. 

Aliss Swartz has been building up the work in the Idaho and Dakota 
Conferences. Airs. Bulkley and Airs. Lowe have been busy in the Negro 
Conferences, and excellent results have followed. 

Airs. Alellinger organized several Societies in the. Central Tennessee 
Conference, which is the first work of the W. H. AI. S. in that Conference. 
Mrs. Brock has given three months to the Georgia and Alabama Conferences 
with good results. 

The Field Secretaries have rendered valuable service at the Schools of 
Missions, Girls' Camps, Assemblies, and Camp Aleetings, where they have 
taught the text-book, had charge of Alethods, given addresses, and taken 
care of the work with girls and children. Aliss Wright, Aliss Day, Mrs. 
Brock, Airs. Alellinger, Aliss Swartz, Airs. Bulkley, Airs. Northrup, and Mrs. 
Lowe have thus served. 

Aliss Alary Collins and Aliss Eunice Britt were loaned to the Field 
Department during the congested portions of the year and did splendid 
work. Airs. Anna L. Bowers resigned as Field Secretary, and was married 
on October 7th. Her new home will be in the Southwest Kansas Confer- 

104 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

ence. Even the Field Department is not free from the inroads made by 

During the coming year we are to have the services of Miss Ida L. 
Kahlo, who has been so long and favorably known as a Worker in various 
departments of the Society. Miss Ethel Harpst is to be loaned to the Field 
Department for a few months by the Bureau Secretary of White Work in 
Alabama and Georgia. We are most grateful for this help, and shall be 
glad if other Bureau Secretaries feel that they can render a similar service 
during the congested seasons. 

A questionnaire was sent to the Conferences early in July. Forty have 
been returned with requests for speakers for Conference Anniversaries, 
Conference, District, and Group Meetings, and Thank Offering addresses. 
These are being taken care of. Only ten asked for a worker for an itinerary 
to organize new Societies. There is much unorganized territory in all of 
the Conferences that should be organized. The Field Secretaries are ready 
to serve as organizers if the Conference Officers will open the way. The 
expense to a Conference is greatly lessened when the Field Secretary can 
remain for an extended itinerary, and the results are much more satisfac- 
tory. Shall we not stress this feature of the work this coming j'ear? 

If we are to continue to reach the goals set for us from year to year, 
if we are to fulfill the obligations that are upon us for the enlarged program 
of the Society in erecting new buildings and opening new work, we must 
have a larger membership. In the last analysis, it is the individual woman 
who makes possible our success or failure. Upon her we depend for money, 
prayer, influence. The individual woman pays dues, fills her mite-box, 
brings her Thank Offering and her special gift, and binds all together with 
her prayers. She subscribes for and reads our periodicals, and because she 
knows she is able to influence others. We need every woman in the Church, 
as well as the young people and children. With three and one-half million 
Methodists in the United States, not identified as members in any capacity, 
we surely have need of enlistment. The Field Department stands ready to 
do its part. 


Miles travelled, 219,933; addresses given, 4,306; letters written, 12,773; 
Churches visited, 2,100; subscribers to IVoman's Home Missions, 2,440; to 
Children's Home .Missions, 923. New organizations: Auxiliaries, 254; 
Young Women's Auxiliaries, 13; Queen Esther Circles, 163; Home Guards, 
80; Jewel Bands, 113; Total new Societies, 623. New members: Auxiliary, 
6,098; Conference, 366; Honorary, 1,067; total adult members, 7,531; Young 
Woman's Society, 219; Queen Esther, 2,423; total Young People's Depart- 
ment, 2,6-^2; Home Guards, 970; Mothers' Jewels, 1,762; Jewel Life Mem- 
bers, 682; total for Children's Department, 3,414; Junior Life Members, 6; 
Queen Esther Life, 1 ; Perpetual, 40; total new members, 13.640. 

Offerings, $41,300.78; Pledges and Special Gifts, $18,982.09; total in- 
come, including dues of new members, $70,423.09. Salary of National and 
Conference Field Secretaries, $9,020.64. Expenses, $9,332.27; total expense 
of the Department, $18,352.91. Excess of income above expenses, $52,971.18. 
Amount paid from National Treasury, $7,630.85. 


Reports have been received from Thirteen Schools of Missions, and 
from Six Girls' Camps. There was a total registration of 4,684 women and 
712 girls. In eight of the Schools the children's work was given a place on 
the regular schedule each day. Only one. Lakeside, gave the number of 
children registered — 100. 

The date of the School at Houston, Texas, has been changed to Octo- 
ber, so there will be no report of it this year. The School at Round Lake, 

Departments. 105 

New York, held its first session tiiis year. The Schools naturally fall into 
two groups : the Denominational, and the Interdenominational. The great 
majority are for both Home and Foreign Missions, but some are for Home 
Missions only. 


Lakeside, Ohio, had a total registration in adult, young people's and 
children's departments of 682. Of the 462 women, 183 were officers of 
National, Conference, District or Auxiliary. Mrs. Hallie L. Hill taught 
the adult Text-book, Mrs. Collins J. Brock had charge of the children's 
work, with Glenna Tubbs and Dorothy Allen as her assistants. Mrs. E. G. 
Cronk gave the opening address, and Bishop Robert E. Jones gave the clos- 
ing address. A large number of missionaries were present, and Mrs. L. L. 
Slack and Mrs. Jane Lowe were special guests. All of them brought inspir- 
ing messages from their fields. The Methods hours were of unusual inter- 
est. Over two hundred dollars' worth of literature was sold. 

Ocean Grove reports a good season. Half of those who registered 
were young women. Miss Frances B. Patterson taught both books, Mrs. 
Bulkley and Miss Harpst gave excellent service with their addresses. 

Lancaster (Ohio Conference School) had one of its best seasons. There 
were 247 women registered, and 80 girls in Camp Me-Wo-Ho-Mis. Mrs. E. 
L. Weinland taught the text-book, and Mrs. Slack gave the Anniversary 
address. Other speakers were Mae James, Erma Jenkins, Mrs. Jane Lowe, 
and a number of Ohio Conference girls who have gone into Home Mission 
work. Among the latter were Mrs. Ross Alexander (Teressa Mead) who, 
with her husband, is working at Mitchell Home. Mrs. Brock had charge of 
the children's work, and Muriel Day was Director of the Camp. June 
Wright taught "In the Vanguard of a Race." 

Round Lake, Nezc York, a new School for Troy Conference had a most 
gratifying session with 150 registrations. Gladys Mudford taught the Home 
text-book, and Mrs. Bulkley had Methods, and gave one of the main ad- 
dresses. Miss Bertha Fowler gave the address at the "porch sunset 

Camp IVesJeyan, at Montour Falls, New York (Central New York 
Conference), had a fine session with 117 registration. Gladys Mudford 
taught the Home text book. There were nine missionaries present. Folts 
Institute and Lucy Webb Hayes Training School each sent a representative. 
Forty-three life service decision cards were signed by the girls in their 
rooms on Saturday night, following a Camp Fire Service led by the Home 
Volunteers present. These cards were handed to the House Mothers on 
Sunday. Mrs. Kathryn Cramp of El Paso Settlement, and Mrs. Bulkley 
gave helpful addresses. Rev. A. P. Coman led Bible Study, Miss Ruth 
Davis had charge of the Morning Watch and Vespers, and Marguerite 
Watkins had charge of Recreation. 

Camp Wcsleyan, Lakeside, Ohio, had 123 registrations, and was in 
many ways the best years' in the long history of this well established Camp. 
Muriel Day was Director, and Mrs. D. W. Merrill was Camp Hostess. 
June Wright taught "In the Vanguard of a Race." Elfleda Myser led the 
Bible Study, and Mrs. H. M. Le Sourd had Methods. There were a num- 
ber of Missionary guests who gave addresses at the twilight services, and in 
their contact with the girls in their classes, in their play and in the dining- 
room, made a deep impression on their lives. The outstanding feature, as 
reported, was "the quality of the girls — they were here for business, and 
showed good spirit." 

Camp Weshyan, Silver Lake, New York (for the girls of Genesee 

106 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Conference), enrolled 118. Rev. A. E. Legg was the Bible Study leader, 
Gladys Mudford taught the Home Mission Text-book, Mrs. Legg, Mrs. 
Bennett and Mrs. Woolevcr had Methods, and Marguerite VVatkins had 
charge of recreation. Mae James, Mary Hbrda, Mrs. Bulkley and Muriel 
Day gave the Home Mission addresses. The out.standing feature was "the 
fine personnel of the girls, bright, active, devoted and consecrated, a splendid 

Camp Quest, at Lake Okoboji (Northwest Iowa Conference), reports 
the second largest registration, 127. Miss June Wright taught "In the 
Vanguard of a Race," Miss Ida Jordan had Bible Study, Mrs. Warren Hub- 
bard had Methods, and Esther Bahnscn was in charge of the Twilight 
Services and Recreation. Mrs. R. A. Quinn was Director, and all of the 
girls were Queen Esthers. All of the Districts were represented. 

Hiawatha Camp (Wyoming Conference), had the largest enrollment 
of all the girls' camps, 147. There were six missionaries present, and ten 
Volunteers for Home Mission Service. Mrs. George W. Keen taught "The 
Trend of the Races," Miss Cardus had Methods, Dr. L. E. Sanford led the 
Bible Study, and Margaret Palmer had charge of the music. Mrs. Bulkley, 
Mrs. Cramp, Miss Harpst and Mary Hbrda gave addresses. The outstand- 
ing feature was "the vesper service." A spirit of consecration and high 
tone of spirituality prevailed throughout the Camp. 


Northfield registered 503 from nineteen states. There were twenty-six 
missionaries present. Mrs. D. E. Waid taught "The Trend of the Races," 
Rev. Floyd Tompkins had Bible Study, Mrs. E. D. Gaylord had Methods 
for women, and Miss Alma Noble for the girls. Mrs. W. T. Latimer led 
the Normal Class, and taught "In the Vanguard of a Race." Addresses 
were given by Margaret Slattery, Mrs. Lulu L. Shepherd, Mrs. Charlotte 
Hawkins Brown, Deaconess Sister Emma Francis, Mrs. W. C. Rowe and 
Dr. C. A. Brooks. Miss Mary L. Noble had charge of the children's work 
and Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker was leader of Camp Me-Wo-Ho-Mis. It was 
one of the best sessions of this old well established School. 

Bethesda, Ohio, held its third session this year with 105 paid registra- 
tions. The Home and Foreign Text-books were taught by Mrs. Heinlein 
and Mrs. Fred Anderson. Mrs. J. R. McBurncy taught Methods. Mrs. 
Slack was the speaker at the Anniversary Banquet, and Miss Mae James 
gave one of the evening addresses. The girls' Camp was very popular and 
the children's work was well cared for. 

Dixon, 111, had 207 registrations for ten .states. The Lutherans led in 
numbers with Methodists second. Mrs. Hill taught the adult book and 
Mrs. F. E. Clendennen had the girls' book. 

Lake Geneva had 142 registrations with Methodists in the lead. Miss 
Mae James, representing the work among the Mexicans, rendered invalu- 
able service during the entire week. Mrs. H. L. Hill taught both books. 
The girls' department had charge of the vesper hours. Thirty of the girls 
expressed desire to enter the work as Life Service recruits. 

Winona registered 311 from fifteen states, with Methodists second in 
number, and Presbyterians leading. There were eight Missionaries present. 
Mrs. H. L. Hill gave the Text-book lectures, and Muriel Day ha(f Methods 
for both girls and women. Miss Marie Preston and Edith Bell taught 
study classes, and Miss Darnall had the children's work. Mrs. Woodruflf 
gave the Sunday evening address. 

Departments. 107 

The Illinois-Missouri School had eight Denominations participating 
with Methodists in the lead and Presbyterians second. Mrs. S. I. Lindsey 
had Bible, Mrs. H. L. Hill taught both text-books, Miss Edith Bell had 
Young People's work, and Miss Nora Darnall taught the children. A 
course in Parliamentary law was given by Mrs. N. P. Zimmer. The out- 
standing feature was "the general enthusiasm and eagerness for Missionary 
knowledge in spite of the hottest weather this part of the United States 
has ever known." 

Mountain Lake Park, Md., had a good season with Mrs. Woodruff as 
Chairman. The railroad strike seriously affected the attendance. The 
Home Mission text-book was taught by Mrs. J. L. Tait. Miss Lodge, Miss 
Patterson and Mrs. Tait had Methods. There were seven Missionaries and 
eleven Deaconesses present. The Camp girls gave a pageant, the children's 
and girls' work were well cared for. 

Chautauqua Home Mission Institute is held under the direction of the 
Council of Women for Home Missions. Mrs. D. E. Waid taught the 
text-book, Mrs. J. H. String had charge of the Junior Work, and Prof. 
James H. Snowden led the Bible Study. Addresses were given by Dr. 
George E. Haynes, Dr. S. G. Inman, Miss AI. E. Clark, and others. There 
were 1,245 registrations, and a fine attendance, even though the study class 
met at 8:30 each morning. Twenty-two Missionaries were in attendance. 

Oklahoma had eight denominations represented. The registration was 
small. The date was not a good one. 

Southern California School enrolled l.UUl, representing eleven denomi- 
nations. More than thirty Missionaries sat on the platform at the closing 
session. Mrs. E. C. Cronk rendered splendid service with the young people. 
The report makes special mention of the wonderful exhibit, the normal 
classes and the pageant, "The Search for the Light." 


Mrs. Anna L. Bowers. — During the past year, my work has extended 
into 20 Conferences and has taken me from Coast to Coast. In addition to 
regular itineraries. Conference and District Meetings, I have been privi- 
leged to visit our McCrum Training School, Philadelphia Deaconess Home, 
all our work in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and at Albuquerque and 
El Paso. 

A few Annual Conferences and two Summer Schools were visited 
The following statistics may prove interesting : 

Number miles traveled 15,291 

Number Conferences visited 20 

Days spent in the work 298 

Churches visited 130 

Addresses given 224 

Calls made 88 

Letters written 552 

Cards written 162 

Organizations, 32 — 

Auxiliary 17 

Young Women's Auxiliaries 1 

Queen Esther Circle 9 

Home Guards 3 

Mothers' Jewels 2 

108 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Membership — 

Auxiliary 430 

Young Women's Auxiliaries 22 

Queen Esther Circle 131 

Home Guards 88 

Mothers' Jewels 22 

Conference 23 

Honorary Members 64 

Perpetual Members 6 

Jewel Li f e Members 32 

Junior Life Members 3 

Subscriptions — 

Woman's Home Missions 61 

Children's Home Missions 20 

Total expense $680.29 

Total Collections $1,164.12 

Pledges and Gifts $2,658.00 

Mrs. Seymour Eaton. — Work in the Philadelphia Conference has occu- 
pied most of my time. The especial effort of the year has been the raising 
of $100,000 for the enlarged Deaconess Home Building. The work in the 
Conference for the year has been the developing of the Group Meeting idea. 
A very happy itinerary in Northern New York Conference occupied the 
month of May. A visit to Central Pennsylvania on Good Friday was 
another glad event. 

I have visited Folts Institute, Utica Italian Mission, Bancroft-Taylor 
Rest Home and the New York Offices during the year. I have attended 
full sessions of Conference, Annual Meeting of Board of Home Missions, 
Epworth League Institute, then Camp Meetings, and entire Session of 
Summer School of Missions at Ocean Grove. 

I have travelled 8,141 miles, attended 269 meetings, spoken for the 
work 184 times, made 186 calls, written 2,000 letters, organized 11 Auxili- 
aries and 5 Circles, secured 345 members, and over $1,000 in pledges. 

I am now ready for the new year and its new opportunities to serve in 
the Field. 

Mrs. Collins J. Brock.— During the past year I have been permitted to 
serve the Woman's Home Missionary Society in a variety of ways. I have 
visited 7 Conferences where a total of 1,046 new members were secured in 
all departments. Collections and pledges amounted to $3,278. Two hun- 
dred and eighty-three subscriptions to the magazines were secured. Con- 
ference meetings, District meetings, group meetings and rallies occupied 
much of the time. 

I played and studied with the women, young people and children at two 
Summer Schools of Missions, represented the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society at a Y. W. C. A. Student Conference, where I received inspiration 
from many of our future leaders, and gave a short course in Story Telling 
at one of our Training Schools. 

It was a privilege indeed to be able to visit some of our finest workers 
as they were on duty at the firing line in 18 different places. One of the 
greatest inspirations was the contact with the faithful "privates" in the 
home churches who were doing much to make possible this firing line and 
who, often with many discouraging problems to be met, were working with a 
cheerfulness that was a joy to behold. May their tribe increase! 

Daisy McLain Bulkley. — Although this has been a year of many changes 
and adjustments and industrial conditions have caused many complex 
problems, there are hopeful signs of a new and better day just beyond this 
mist of confusion. Out of the restlessness of the masses, in their strivings 
and struggles for daily bread, there is sure to come an awakening of soul if 

Departments. 109 

Christian people will assume their rightful responsibility toward them and 
will help them to understand that Jesus in the life brings quiet and peace, 
and that life means more than earning daily bread. In all sections of the 
country our women are beginning to realize that there is now a greater 
need for the many promoting agencies of the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society than at any other time in the life of our nation. 

There has come to our women through missionary education, a vision 
of the conditions of our masses and they are anxious to help meet the needs 
of the handicapped races. In my effort to give information I traveled 12,785 
miles, visiting 13 conferences and 168 churches, 2 Summer Schools, 4 
Conference Conventions, 1 Conference Anniversary and 14 District Con- 
ferences. I attended 330 different meetings, making 303 addresses, 59 calls 
and writing 435 letters and 215 cards. 

I organized 36 Auxiliaries with 622 members and 39 honorary, 1 Young 
Women's Auxiliary with 20 members, 19 Queen Esther Circles with 275 
Members, 1 Home Guard Company of 20 members and 5 of Mothers' Jewels 
with 95 members. Secured 2 perpetual members and 289 subscriptions to 
Woman's Home Missions and 21 to Children's Home Missions. My total 
collections were $1,284.35, pledges $355, and total expense, $495.76. 

Mrs. F. L. Davis. — Other duties demanding the greater part of the 
time, I have been able to give but few consecutive days to the work since 
the last report. The months of April and May were spent in the Colorado 
Conference, where I did not visit churches without organizations, nor take 
collections : 

Days spent in the work 67 

Miles traveled 4,267 

Meetings attended 60 

Letters written 101 

Perpetual Members secured 1 

Honorary Members ' 40 

Junior Life Members 3 

Jewel Life Members 241 

Total new Members 355 

Subscriptions secured 88 

Money and Pledges secured $616.69 

Miss Muriel Day. — Although I have been able to give much less time to 
work under the Field Department than in any other year, because of the 
increasing duties which have come through the work on the Commission on 
Life Service, I feel, nevertheless, that I do belong primarily to this Depart- 
ment. In the Fall of 1921, a little time was given to thank-offerings, to 
Auxiliary and Queen Esther meetings as well as a Queen Esther Institute, 
and in the Spring three weeks were given to North Indiana Conference for 
its District Meetings. 

Five Summer Conferences were visited under the direction of the 
Field Department, and the Camp Meeting at Camp Byran, Wisconsin. The 
work at the Summer Conferences included the supervision of the Girls' 
Camps at Lakeside, Ohio, and Lancaster, Ohio ; the teaching of "J- W. 
Thinks Black" at the Wawasee Epworth League Institute ; the teaching of 
Methods to women and to girls at the Interdenominational Summer School 
at Winona, Indiana, and general work at the Genesee Conference, Girls' 
Missionary Summer School. 

Mrs. Jane C. Lozve. — Owing to the hard times (as we hear constantly), 
I have not done as much this year as I hoped to do when I left Providence 
last fall, and yet the work has been a pleasure. It is always a great privi- 
lege to visit the Institutions and to note the bright faces and anxious hearts 
of the girls who are so fortunate as to be there. And the sadness comes 

110 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

when I visit churches, homes and communities without even a public school 
that the children may learn to read and write. It is very difficult at times 
to break away from mothers and daughters when you tell them of the In- 
stitutions and the willingness of this great Society to help those who desire 
an education and training. 

Fifteen Conferences have been touched this year, some just for a few 
days or weeks, and some for months. Auxiliaries have been organized as 
well as Queen Esthers, Home Guards and Mothers' Jewels. The Magazine 
for both Women and Children has not been neglected. The work among 
our women and girls is not what we would like it to be, but there is a bright 
prospect ahead, so we are hoping for great things this coming year. 

The Spirit of Service is being awakened, and constantly we are being 
asked by girls and young women how to apply that they might enter our 
Schools and be trained for Service. The secret of the success of the year 
has been in utter helplessness in self, but in complete guidance and trust in 
our Heavenly Father and cooperating with those with whom we have been 
privileged to serve. 

Total new members secured 1,154 

Subscriptions 204 

New Organizations 64 

Perpetual Members 4 

Addresses given 337 

Letters written 564 

Calls made 232 

Miles traveled 10,538 

Collections and Pledges $877.56 

Mrs. Martha J. Mellinger. — My work during the past year has been 
in the following Conferences : West Nebraska, Illinois, Southern Illinois, 
Central New York, New York, East Maine, New England, Northwest 
Indiana, North Indiana, Central Tennessee, and Detroit. 

I have visited the Deaconess and Esther Homes at Grand Rapids, Cun- 
ningham Home, Ellis Island and the Immigrant Homes in Boston and New 
York ; Hull Street Settlement, Portuguese Mission at New Bedford, Mass. ; 
Watts de Peyster Home, and the following homes in the South ; Ritter, 
New Jersey, Mitchell, Kent, Browning, and Boylan. Also Brewster Hos- 
pital, Holden Hospital, East St. Louis Settlement, and Deaconess and 
Esther Home Detroit. 

District and Conference Meetings attended 24 

Addresses 233 

Miles traveled 15,531 

Subscribers secured 229 

New Organizations 28 

New Members 823 

"If I may I'll serve another day." 

Mrs. M. M. Northrup. — During the year 1921-1922 I had the pleasure 
of working for a short time in each of the following Conferences : New 
Mexico, Upper Iowa, Rock River, Central New York, New York East, 
Missouri, Kansas, St. Louis. Six wonderful weeks to me, the rest of my 
time has been given to the Southern California Conference. 

The results of the year's work are as follows : 

I have written 1,171 postal cards and letters, made many calls in in- 
terest of the work, answered telephone calls without number, traveled in 
this Conference about 30,000 miles. Have, as usual, had charge of program 
work for our Conference Meetings and Assemblies. Have attended and 

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spoken at Conventions, Assemblies, Rallies, Sunday morning, afternoon and 
evening services, Epworth Leagues, Sunday-school and Prayer Meetings. 
District and Conference Board Meetings. This year represented our work 
at six Area Council Meetings. Total meetings attended, 351. Addresses 
given, 314. I have secured 990 new members, 14 Perpetual, 68 Jewel Life, 
1 Queen Esther Life Membi-r, 200 subscriptions to IFoman's and Children's 
Home Missions, have organized 4 Auxiliaries, 10 Queen Esther Circles, 4 
Home Guards and 11 Jewels' Bands, 2 Extension Societies; total, 31 or- 
ganizations. Have secured in collections and pledges, $20,778.85. 

Cartes K. Su'art::. — .Travel for this fiscal year has covered territory 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and a return across the continent, speaking 
the message and gathering the women for service in well populated Eastern 
and Middle-western centers, where our Society is well established, to the 
thinly settled frontiers where we are just building. 

This report is being written beyond the Missouri. 

On Saturday afternoon I met the ladies in a business way. On Sunday 
morning presented the cause and gathered in members and subscriptions. 
An Official Board meeting delayed me so that I had not time to eat my din- 
ner, it was fried chicken ; I literally swallowed whole a few mouthfulls, 
and then, under the burning desert sun, drove m-i-1-e-s across the plains to 
Medicine Butte. Doesn't that sound Indian? Well, there are plenty of 
them here. At this point I presented the cause and organized an Auxiliary. 
Then on again, more m-i-1-e-s, the sun wilting us and the alkali scalding us 
until we came to a schoolhouse. Here I told the story and arranged for 
these farmers to send supplies to our Mission Hospital. And, again went 
on the way for the night appointment. Suddenly, we stopped, jumped out 
to discover that our steering gear was broken. Had we not discovered it 
before going down grade, we had come to smash. My slightly built young 
Jehu failed to right it though he worked manfuly until kind Providence 
sent along two giants with thews and sinews that conquered steel and we 
departed with many thanks. Do not suppose that the speed was slackened. 
.Ml, no, for after dropping me the driver must take an invalid to the rail- 
road town where she would take the train for the hospital. We were not 
traveling paved streets, more than once on the rough prairie trails my head 
hit the top of the auto. 

Four times? Well, though I had not lived through it, I would have 
attempted twice that number of speeches and twice the amount of travel, 
if it would have helped this virile young preacher to make good his pro- 
gram. Just hear this : For a radius of many miles he has organized the 
countryside, and each fall of the year he puts on what he calls a Harvest 
Home, but is really a Country Fair. The farmers and farmers' wives 
bring in their exhibits and for three days there is adjudging of stock, cattle 
and grain, as well as home canned goods, cookery and needlework. There 
are clean athletics and wholesome games. The affair runs over a Sunday 
with religious observances, special singing and outside speakers. Doesn't 
that thrill your Methodist heart? Think of this young preacher swinging 
the whole countryside under Alethodist influence. 

The Catholics have taken great alarm. The "boozy" priest has been 
removed and another brought in for the purpose of breaking this young 
Methodist divine, but they are not winning. He is "putting it over" despite 
the hard financial times. And he is doing it on starvation salary. His 
pretty, college-bred little wife manages, after a fashion, to cover her little 
brood of four tiny tots, though their little feet are naked. But, the clothing 
bravely worn by the parents would bring a pain to your heart. His trousers 
have- every appearance of being home made from seersucker, and that 
thread-bare coat? I am sure it is a relic of college days. 

Miles traveled, 15,746; new members, 1,914; Auxiliaries, L096; Young 
Women's Societies, 15; Queen Esthers, 281; Home Guards, 28; Mothers' 


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Jewels, 231; Reading Circle, 172; Honorary, 55; Conference, 29; Perpetual, 
2 ; M. J. L., 4. Organizations, 85 ; Auxiliaries, 36 ; Young Women's, 1 ; 
Queen Esthers, 19; Home Guards, 2; Mothers' Jewels, 20; Reading Circle, 
7. Subscribers, Woman's Home Missions, 670; Children's Home Missions, 
65. Addresses, 575 ; meetings, 593 ; letters, 1,312 ; calls, 422 ; money, $9,947.62. 

Miss June Wright. — I began the work of the year in the Ohio Confer- 
ence, working subsequently in the following Conferences: North-East 
Ohio, North Indiana, Des Moines, Upper Iowa, Iowa and Nebraska. About 
half the time has been spent in Organization work. The remainder of the 
year being devoted to the Thank Offerings, Summer Schools of Missions, 
District and Conference Meetings. 

Have taught "The Trend of the Races" at the Albion Michigan Epworth 
League Institute. Taught "In the Vanguard of a Race" at the Queen Esther 
Camps at Lakeside, Ohio; Lancaster, Ohio, and Okoboji, Iowa, also spent 
three days at the Lena, 111., Camp Meeting in the interests of the Society. 

It has been my privilege to visit the following Institutions during the 
year : New York Immigrant Home, Bo.ston Immigrant Home, Hattie B. 
Cooper Community Center, McCrum Training School, Marcy Center, 
Mothers' Jewels Home, and the Iowa Bible Training School. 

Miles traveled 12,000 

Letters written 521 

Churches visited 173 

Addresses 280 

Calls 75 

Woman's Home Missions 76 

Children's Home Missions 85 

Total new members, 882 — 

Auxiliary 231 

Young Women 31 

Home Guards 131 * 

Mothers' Jewels 240 

Honorary 31 

Conference 2)6 

Jewel Life 32 

Perpetual 1 

Organizations, 68 — 

Auxiliaries 17 

Young Women 3 

Circles 16 

Home Guards 14 

Mothers' Jewels 18 

Collections *. $1,349.96 

Pledges $3,555.00 


Miss Carrie Barge 

THE work of the Student Department and that of the Life Service 
Committee are so closely related and overlap at so many points that it 
seems better to report them together. 
The Student Conferences are always a fruitful field and under the 
present system of cultivation the girls are followed up and the results of 
the work done at the Conferences are better conserved. Mrs. Brubaker, 
Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. Zepp, Mrs. Brock, Miss Kallstedt and Miss Day were the 

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Woman's Home Missionary Society representatives this year. Their reports 
are so full of inspiration that we wish we could share them with you. They 
came in contact with 510 Methodist college girls. The representatives of 
the two Woman's Missionary Societies work in close co-operation and seek 
to bring to the girls a vision of the opportunity for service that is offered 
by these two Societies. 

The college girls have contributed $1,470.46 to the work of the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society this year. Their gifts have gone to 
seven of the Institutions of the Society. They have made pledges for the 
three rooms they wish to name in the new Mitchell Home Building. 

The literature of the Society, including Woman's Home Missions and 
the special literature of the Department, is being systematically used. 


Muriel Day 

At the close of August, 1921, I began work with the Commission on 
Life Service of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which I had been ap- 
pointed by our Society. The purpose of this Commission, according to the 
action of the last General Conference is that of recruiting, guiding and 
selecting the candidates for positions under the different Boards of the 
Church, and of doing it unitedly. 

The united recruiting has included the visitation of Colleges in teams 
representing the several Boards. From November, 1921, to June, 1922, 
thirty-nine Campaigns were held, in twenty-eight of which the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society was directly represented. Besides these, twenty 
other Colleges were visited by individuals under the direction of the Com- 
mission on Life Service, in five of which our Society had the representation. 

In these Campaigns, nine women ably assisted in presenting the work 
of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, as follows . Mrs. Brummitt, 
five; Mrs. Peterson, five; Mrs. Stecker, two; Mrs. Alden, Mrs. Long, Mrs. 
Jones, Mrs. More and Miss Lyster, each one, and Miss Day, sixteen. Of 
the total number where the Woman's Home Missionary Society was directly 
represented, nineteen were Methodist Colleges and fourteen were State 
Schools. In January a Training Conference was held in Evanston, 111., 
under the direction of the Commission for those who might be called upon 
during the year to be on a team. Mrs. Brummitt, Mrs. Stecker and Miss 
Day were present as our representatives. At twenty-three of the Epworth 
League Institutes this summer, a unified presentation of Life Serivce was 
given through a stereopticon lecture on "Leadership and Life." 

The Personnel Bullethi, issued quarterly, has been one of the most 
unique and helpful achievements of the Commission. Giving, as it does, 
the specific openings with description of qualifications necessary and work 
required, it has enabled us all, women and young women, to see the type 
of workers most needed in all Departments of the Church as well as in our 
Society. Pamphlets have also been issued, on different phases of work, 
ours being called, "Following the Gleam Under Our Flag." 

My work on the Commission has also included that of corresponding 
with those whose names are secured through the Campaigns or are sent in 
from any other source. When a person has indicated on the information 
blank which is sent to each one, that she is purposing to do Home Mission- 
ary work, and when she is at least a Junior in College, that name and blank 
are turned over to our department for cultivation. There are now 573 
such names in my file in the office, but when we realize that the majority 
of these are still in school, that the leaders of the Student Volunteer Move- 

114 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

ment tell us that only 5 per cent, of the Volunteers reach the field and that 
we had a call in April, as shown in that issue of the Personnel Bulletin, 
for over fifty workers in our national institutions alone, we see that this 
number should be increased. The rule adopted by the staff is that each 
representative shall write to each candidate at least every six months, and 
we are adhering to this rule with regard to these young women. 

When a candidate is within about five or six months of being ready to 
enter the work as far as we can judge by the information blank, the name, 
with the information we have, is turned over to the Candidate Committee, 
who judge if all the qualifications are satisfactory and give the credentials. 

The interest in life service among our Conference women is noticeably 
increasing. We are striving to lay the emphasis not so much on numbers 
as on (jualily of the workers, and to urge the Conferences to keep in closer 
touch with the missionaries who go out from their territory. Letters have 
been sent to the Conference Secretaries of Life Service of whom there are 
forty-three, and when the Conference has no such officer, to the Conference 
Corresponding Secretary. 

It can readily be seen that the student work is closely connected with 
that of life service. The growing interest and concern of our women in 
college centers for the students is encouraging. Two letters were sent to 
the local student secretaries last year and quite a few interesting "Get- 
togethers" of auxiliaries and students were reported. The students in 
Methodist Colleges have increased their contributions to the work of our 
Society. The special student object has been the new building at Mitchell 
Home, $2,000 for the equipment of the gymnasium, the domestic science 
room and the library, while pledges also went to McCrum, Frances dc 
Pauw School and scholarships to Sevierville, de Pauw, Piatt and Bennett 


Mrs. Levi Gilbert, Editor 

For a congenial task, there is nothing to compare with editing a monthly 
missionary magazine, unless it is editing two of them, with an Annual 
Meeting Daily as a side issue ; especially when all three are organs of a 
Society dear to the heart of the editor. The subjects discussed are worth 
while ; machine politics and social horrors have no place in our columns. 
The people with whom we do business are of the finest type ; and occasion- 
ally, something quite interesting appears in the pages. Besides, it is a good 
mental tonic for the editor, and it prevents at least one able bodied person 
from ever wondering what she can do to kill time. 

Though Woman's Home Missions is small compared with some great 
big magazines, it is all magazine and not half advertisement. It is the 
organ of a great society which is doing a Christlike work in this country. 
It is our aim to make Woman's Home Missions serve the highest interests 
of home missionary work in the best possible way. 

In as far as space permitted we have tried to say a good word for every 
good cause, and to give as wide publicity as possible to every enterprise, 
which has had an especial claim upon our time and interest this year. In 
running over the files for twelve months, we find that we have featured 
thirty-two different homes and schools, giving them extra space and illus- 


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trations, in addition to the many articles on all forms of work under our 

We have used for this purpose 146 new illustrations made from photo- 
graphs sent us by workers in the field. We have also presented 28 portraits 

of persons who have in some way rendered notable service to the Society. 
If the pictures have not all been works of art, we stand ready to defend by 
actual experiment our statement that they compare favorably with those of 
other publications, some of whom have much larger bills to pay. 

Children's Home Missions is distinctly a missionary paper, having for 
its object to interest children in other boys and girls, and to instruct them 
in the work of the Woman's Home Missionary Society in a manner which 
they can understand and enjoy. We have no idea of competing with the 
more expensive story magazines, and could not afford to use some of their 
attractive features, much as we might Nevertheless, we have had 
good stories each month, written for this paper, and well illustrated. Dur- 
ing the twelve months we have not only stressed the study course, and the 
particular objects of the children's pledges, but have presented all the vari- 
ous phases of our work in form that could be understood by the children. 
We have had also many short stories, poems and jingles, dialogues, occa- 
sional jokes, memory verses from the Bible and many pictures. Besides 
the illustrations of the stories, we have printed pictures of some very inter- 
esting children's bands, and a large number of Junior Life members. Per- 
haps we are catering to a perverted taste in encouraging these pictures or 
rather permitting — they do not have to be encouraged. But at least, it is 
a very human taste, and judging by the letters and the orders for the papers, 
it would seem that this personal element does play an important part in 
stimulating interest in the children's work. It is but the means to an end, 
and we trust that the ultimate goal will be reached finally, as, without this 
hope, it would be a sad and wearisome task to look after this collection of 
pictures of lovely children. A fellow feeling makes us tender of the appeal 
of the grandmother who commits to our care the precious photo of the 
onliest baby in the world, and we guard that picture with our very lives ; 
and we appreciate the anxiety of the superintendent of the band who has 
had to wait for the appearance of her Jewels. Personally, we think the 
finest picture we have had on the cover w'as the Mothers' Jewels of Madi- 
sonville, Ohio — the editor's home church, and by that token, we understand 
the intense interest that centers in these groups. Certainly, we are justified 
in thinking that when our children's paper is used as it should be, it is a 
distinct help in carrying on the work of the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society among the children. 


Mrs. George W. Keen 


Year Ending July 15, 1922. 


Balance on hand. July 15, 1921 $582.62 

Subscriptions 37,146.19 

Advertisements 465.25 

Electros 35.81 

National Treasurer for Deficit to Children's Home Missions and 

Annual Meeting Daily 2,106.41 

Total $40,336.28 

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Printing and Mailing $24,045.39 

Postage 2,221.57 

Mailing List 7,356.99 

Electros 305.18 

Exchanges 2.50 

Publisher's Travel, Annual Meeting 96.32 

Sundries 203.30 

Supplies and Telephone 732.36 

.Salaries 4,281.19 

Total $39,244.80 

Deficit on Children's Home Missions $102.10 

Deficit on Annual Meeting Daily .31 

Deficit on Magazine Secretary's Book 32.97 

Balance in Bank and Cash, July 15, 1922 956.10 

Total $40,336.28 

Circulation for the fiscal year 1920-1921, including complimentary 

copies 78,878 

Circulation for the fiscal year 1921-1922, including complimentary 

copies 79,416 

Gain 538 

New Subscriptions 21,000 

Examined and found correct. 

E. L. Hundley, Auditor. 

Year Ending July 15, 1922. 


Subscription $5,271.12 

National Treasurer, electros 188.66 

Deficit, July 15, 1922: To Woman's Home Missions, $102.10; 

Bills Payable, $1,442.71 1,544.81 

Total $7,004.59 


Printing and Mailing $4,760.41 

Postage 221.85 

Electros 252.62 

Mailing List 327.00 

Bills Payable 1,442.71 

Total $7,004.59 

Circulation for the fiscal year 1920-1921, including complimentary 

copies 46,061 

Circulation for fiscal year 1921-1922, including complimentary 

copies 38,014 

Loss 8.047 

Examined and found correct. 

E. L. Hundley, Auditor. 

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Telephone $176.00 

Towels 27.30 

Stationery 75.50 

Pen, Ink, Bands, etc 61.24 

Awnings 6.00 

Telegrams 2.29 

Mailing Cards 262.50 

Circular Letter 104.14 

Express 2.49 

Repair, Typewriter 6.00 

Cleaning Rugs 8.90 

Total %7i2M 

(No report.) 


Alice M. Guerxsey, Editor and Business Manager. 

There has been no new and outstanding feature in our work this year. 
Rather, we have pursued the even tenor of our way, filling orders, manag- 
ing the growing Study Courses, Senior and Junior, trying to keep within 
our means and yet to have all that was needed for our work. 

(From the Five Offices.) 

Balance, August 1, 1921 $1,265.12 

Sales 23,683.57 

Other sources 331.46 

Disbursements 23,552.83 

Balance, August 1, 1922 $1,727.32 


Postage and Express $2,992.47 

Stock 8.137.79 

Mite-boxes 1,233.30 

Printing 8,085.19 

Office Supplies, Telephones, etc 3,104.08 


Study Course Subscribers. — Senior and Young People, 4.607 ; Junior, 
794. Counting ten people to a society, this means over 54,000 women and 
children studying Home Missions each month. 

There are many things I would like to say about the future of this 
work, but time forbids. I do want to call your attention to one or two 
lines that seem to me verj- desirable. We should have from our own ranks 
a Publicity Agent, either the Editor or some other person — one who will 
make our work alive and throbbing with interest through our church 
papers. The general church knows little of our projects and progress. The 
Epworth League still less. Such publicity will help in our membership 

118 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

campaign, and all along the line. We are not getting it now, and it will 
never be given effectively while it is "everybody's business." 

One more thing. Next year, 1923-24, we study through the interde- 
nominational text-books, "Saving America Through Her Boys and Girls." 
Two adult books will be oflfered, one by Dr. Finley, of New York City, and 
the other by Mr. Jay S. Stowell, author of "The Near Side of the Mexican 
Question," "J. W. Thinks Black," the Epworth League text-book, and other 
books. This theme leads me to urge that we make next year a special 
Children's year ; that in it we seek to increase, promote and strengthen our 
Children's work; to enlarge the subscription lists of Children's Home Mis- 
sifl}is and the Junior Study Course ; to realize our responsibility as a society 
of mother-hearts for what Mr. Stowell happily calls "America's one hope.'' 


Mary Fisk Park, Chainnan. 

The Meetings of our Committee have been held regularly, the members 
having been most faithful to their trust. 

Our attention has been called to the leaflets in stock, all of which have 
been surveyed, and some eliminated. Several times the Committee has been 
asked to make a reprint, in leaflet form, of articles already printed in 
JV Oman's Home Missions. The action of long since had to be reaffirmed. 
Much time was given to the considerations of leaflets, larger envelopes and 
new forms of invitation pertaining to the Thank-Ofifering Questions relat- 
ing to Mite-box changes, and to the course of lessons submitted by Mrs. 
Emma C. Hay arose, and definite action was postponed. The Publicity 
folder required time, but we believe it proved more than acceptable. The 
die and cut were afterwards used to advantage in neighboring Conferences. 
We approved the Study Course for the ensuing year. Our Editor, who 
always sat with us, was instructed to secure pictures, on cards, for possible 
use in connection with next year's Study Course. 

Our January and May Meetings were held in Cincinnati, when we had 
Mrs. Forsythe, Chairman of our Department of Missionary Education, 
with us. 

We would suggest greater promptness in sending necessary manuscripts 
in when called for. 

It has been our aim to present as fairly as possible each line of work 
in its turn. In most cases we have had kind and hearty co-operation. 


Susie Aiken Winold. 

Within the covers of our Annual Report each year is to be found that 
which is of utmost importance to any organization — its history. The grow- 
ing consciousness of this importance in the minds of our members was evi- 
denced this year by the increased demand for the book. 

Last year we brought you a recommendation that the Methods Hour 
in the Schools of Missions should be given in part to a study of the Annual 
Report. To what extent this was carried out we have been unable to learn, 
but we do know that at the Lakeside and Lancester (Ohio) Schools the 
Annual Report played a large part in the Study Period, emphasizing its 
value as a part of each monthly program in the Auxiliaries, for it not only 
contains the list of Who's Who, but is indispensable in connection with 
the map exercise, locating our Homes and Schools. 

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We repeat, the recommendation that the study of the Annual Report 
and liozc to use it be given a part in each Methodist School of Missions and 
that all Auxiliaries make larger use of the book in connection with their 

Bj' action of the Board of Trustees, November 15th has been set as the 
final date each year for the reception of material for the Report. 

We recommend an issue of 12,000 copies (the same as last jear). 

Total amount received from sale of Reports to Conferences, $1,677.80; 
sent to General Treasurer, $1,500; being $400 in excess of any previous 
year. Total disbursements for postage, expressage, etc., $1,636.41 ; leaving 
a balance of $41. 


(No report.) 

Mrs. E. Y. King, General Secretary. 
926 Rogers Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


Mrs. George E. B.\ckus, Mrs. F. A. St.'Vllm.^x, 

127 Summit Avenue, 1230 Bryden Road, 

Jersey City, N. J. Columbus, Ohio. 

The work of the Department of Supplies means work of hands as well 
as hearts, means giving of strength and time, as well as money, and no 
adequate estimate can be made of the work, in figures alone. To report 
hundreds or thousands of dollars is pleasing, but that which cannot be 
reported, is of greater value. 

We can all remember the pride that was ours when we carried home 
a quarterly report card from school and in one or more columns the 100 
per cent, showed in certain studies we had done our best. We learned early 
in life, that doing our best brought joy to our hearts. 

As the fiscal year draws to a close, the Secretaries of the Department of 
Supplies eagerly await reports. When results are known, we ask the ques- 
tion, have we done our best ? 

Appreciative letters have come from District Superintendents and pas- 
tors, showing the supplies sent to frontier parsonages, have been unusually 
good this year. A District Superintendent writes. "The Bishop would 
scarcely believe that nearly all in attendance at the annual conference were 
wearing clothing sent by the Woman's Home Missionary Society. These 
were college men and women from good homes in the East." The}' are 
willing to sacrifice ease and comfort if they may but serve the One who 
bade his disciples leave all and follow Him. 

The Elastern Bureau sent out in cash and new goods this vear, $80,- 
149.82. Linen and Silver Fund, $2,529.77. Total for Eastern Bureau, $82,- 
679.59, an increase of $2,164.48. 

The Bureau of Middle West sent out in cash and new goods, $103,- 
276.80. Linen and Silver Fund. $4,565.11. Total for Middle West Bureau, 
$107,841.91, an increase of $6,499.17. 

The Western Bureau sent out in cash and new goods, $50,676.89. 
Linen and Silver Fund, $1,373.25. Total for Western Bureau, $51,050.14, 
an increase of $3,927.81. 

Total increase in Linen and Silver Fund, $310.85. 

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The Needle Work Bureau reports garments to the value of $5,000 made 
and distributed. 

Total amount of cash, new goods, Linen and Silver Fund and Needle 
Work, $246,671.64, an increase of $12,591.46. 

The Needle Work Bureau has appealed for garments to be made for 
the children in our care who need them and has met with ready response. 

Newark Conference is again the banner Conference in supplies, report- 
ing $16,000. Ohio Conference is second with $13,396.49. Southern Cali- 
fornia, third, with $13,023. Southern California made greatest gain, 

Six hundred and fifty-three appeals from ministers were sent out, 88 
more than last year. Three thousand nine hundred and twenty-two books 
were contributed. 

West Ohio Conference is the banner Conference in amount of Linen 
and Silver Fund, $725.77. Philadelphia is second, $500. Erie, third, $409.65. 
Reports were received from 74 Conferences. 

A dream was dreamed which has become a reality. It was a vision of 
transforming the Institutions which belong to us, by the necessary equip- 
ment of linens, flat silver and dishes each year. 

There was a two-fold thought in connection with this. First, to teach 
our girls, that well regulated homes must have these things, and second, 
that we need never again be ashamed of shabby linen, cracked dishes and 
wornout silver. 'I think all will agree, that the dream was not an idle one, 
though the fund has not grown this year as we hoped. We earnestly urge 
every Auxiliary to have a part this year in caring for our work, in this way. 
The demands grow as our work increases. Do your best and you will be 
repaid by results. Forty institutions have been helped from the fund this 

It is not easy to be optimistic facing present day world conditions. We 
need greater faith, more consecration than ever before. We need to say, as 
Abraham Lincoln once said, "I will do the best I know how, the very best I 
can, and I mean to keep on doing it to the end." 

On the mountain top, God instructed Moses to build the tabernacle. 
"Sec that you make everything on the pattern shown you." It is only on 
the mountain top of experience, visions of work for the Master, come to 
those who desire to serve, and God's instructions to Moses are his instruc- 
tions today to His co-laborers. Follow the perfect pattern and this can 
only be done by doing our best. 

"We know it is a great big day we're facing. 

This day and every day, 
And the Great Power that has the placing, 

Asks our yea or nay. 
Mayhap He makes this test of us, 
He does ask the most and best of us, 
This day and every day." 

(For report by conferences see page 194.) 

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(Scholarship, $75.) 

Committee. — Mrs. Thomas J. Gambill, Wilkeson, Wash.; Mrs. H. C. Jen- 
nings, 64 E. 18th Street, N., Portland, Ore.; Mrs. E. F. Taylor, 1614 
12th Avenue, West, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. H. P. French, 1531 E. 63rd 
Street, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. T. V. Long, 701 South 60th Street, 
Taconia, Wash. 



Dr. J. H. Newhall, Superintcndetit. 

(Report of a visit.) 

'At every stop of the boat, every cannery, every fish-trap, there was 
universal praise for the work at Jesse Lee. Government officials added 
their testimony to its value, and Mr. and Mrs. Gambill found out that all 
the commendation was more than deserved. 

Dr. Newhall is the only physician within 600 miles. He ministers to 
this great territory, preaches, trains the choir and has many other activities. 
It was a story of heroic devotion and self-effacing service on the part of all 
the workers.""' 


Rev. W. F. Baldwin, Superintendent. 
Nome, Alaska. 

We are glad to report a steady growth of the work at Nome. 

The church services are well attended. Many natives come in from 
other villages to attend, some walking a distance of twelve miles and carry- 
ing the children so that they may hear the story of Jesus and His love for 
them. Attendance at the Wednesday evening prayer-meeting is as large as 
at the Sunday services, which speaks well for their devotion to the cause. 
The music given by the Eskimo choir is a beautiful part of these services. 

The Orphanage building has had some much needed improvements 
which make it much pleasanter for all the family. There are still a few 
more things that must be done before we can say that we have done our 
best, but we must wait till we have a little more money. It takes much 
money for the supplies which must all be sent for the year during the 
summertime before navigation closes. The last sailing this year was Octo- 
ber 5th, and the first sailing next year will be about June 1st. We have 
been able to pay bills much sooner this year than last and our discounts 
make quite a saving when we can pay on time. 

We were able also this season for the first time to send in the number 
of teachers desired. Miss Mary Green, graduate of Lucy Webb Hayes 
Training School was the first one to go, arriving on the field June 15th, to be 
the sewing teacher. Miss Inez Walthall, graduate of Kansas City National 
Training School, returned July 15th, after a two-year furlough, and will be 
the acting superintendent while Mr. Baldwin is out. Miss Beth Stewart, 
graduate of the same school, arrived at the same time to fill a much needed 
position as kindergarten teacher. Miss McCleery and Miss Ross went on 
the last sailing and were on. duty October 14th. Miss Ross is from the 
San Francisco Training School and Miss McCleery has had twelve years' 

122 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

experience in an organized Indian School. With these trained teachers 
we are expecting good results. 

Mrs. Baldwin came out for a year of rest and Mr. Baldwin consented 
to stay and see the work of the hospital finished, coming out later over the 
trail by dog team. 

Some Eskimo men came to Mr. Baldwin and asked if he were coming 
back. They said if he were not they would vote to have him stay. This 
shows their need of one who is their friend. 

The best and cheapest way to send supplies weighing less than fifty 
pounds is by parcel post, twelve cents per pound from anywhere in the 
United States. Address, Lavinia Wallace Young Mission, Nome, Alaska. 
Freight boxes or barrels should be packed very tightly, as we pay by space 
as well as weight, and freight rates are high here. There is no "free" boat 
from Seattle, so if the freight is not paid by the sender it must be paid by 
the Society. 

Address as above, in care of Eyers and Seattle Drayage Company, 
who kindly see about transferring freight to the boat for us. 

We are very grateful for the supplies sent in last year. 


Miss Bertha Saville, Superintendent. 

Last year we were awaiting the development of plans for a new hospital 
building with new equipment at Nome. Now, we present our new "House 
of Mercy," which opens its doors to all alike because we have the room. No 
one need to be turned away, as has been the case in the past. This has 
been made possible by the splendid effort of Mrs. D. B. Street, in securing 
three government buildings, and by the very generous gift of nearly $14,000 
by the Pittsburgh Conference, which has been used to build and equip the 
new hospital. We have a fine hot-water heating plant which is already 
giving great satisfaction, and while we are writing, a wireless tells us they 
are moving into the new building. 

Miss Saville, Superintendent, came out to Seattle to take instruction on 
the X-Ray. The new instrument will enable the workers to take care of 
cases which have sometimes had to be sent out to the States. She went to 
her home for a short visit, but was eager to get back to her chosen work. 
Miss Mary Cochran, who went over to the Orphanage last year and helped 
out so heroically when other workers failed us, is again on duty in the 
hospital. Her sister. Miss Inez Cochran, came out for rest after giving us 
three years of service. Three new nurses have gone in. Miss Mabel Rains, 
graduate of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Guthrie, Oklahoma, began 
her work September 15th. Miss Edna Murray and Miss Julia Berg, from 
Newberry, Michigan, were on the field October 13th. Word has come that 
they have all found their places and are happy in their work. 

Mr. Baldwin has given much labor and thought to this building and 
a.sks your prayers and your support in this Christian work. 

Address supplies to Maynard-Columbus Hospital, as per instructions 


344-346 West First Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 

(Kindergarten Scholarship, $15.) 
Mrs^ Blanche Curry Turner, Bureau Secretary, 
825 High Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 
Committee. — Mrs. J. D. Tressler, Vice-Chairman ; Mrs. Jennie Engle, 
Another year has passed and we look back over the work done, not 
with perfect satisfaction, for we see much that might have been done, if 
conditions had been different. 

Departments. 123 

We liavc outgrown our Kiiidcrgarten room, a room far too small for 
tile forty little cliiklrcu who gather there each morning of the school week. 
We are looking forward to the time when our "Jean Staples Memorial 
Kindergarten" will be held in a new, well-e(iuii)i)ed community building. 

The .sewing classes, Bible classes and clubs, held in the afternoon, are 
well attended by the older girls and boys. 


1205 Third Avenue, Berwick, Peennsylvania. 

Vou will be glad to know that after many years of struggle and ad- 
verse conditions, in crowded and otherwise uncomfortable quarters, this 
work is now to be housed in a new building, provided by Centenary Funds. 
The little Chapel will be refurnished, and when more space is needed, doors 
opening into the adjoining library will be opened for chapel, library, class 
and club rooms. Living rooms for our workers are under this same roof. 

This modern Community Center, formerly known as the Berwick 
Branch of the Anthracite Slavonic Mission at Hazleton, takes the new 
name, "Unity Mission." The equipment, workers, and funds, will be sup- 
|)lied as in the past, by our own great society, under the Piureau of .An- 
thracite .Slavonic Work. 


Mrs. E. M. Mills, Secretary. 

101 Comstock Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 

CoMMTTTKE. — Mrs. Marv Fisk Park, Mrs. Geo. M. Spurlock, Mrs. Irving C. 


York, Nebraska. 
Rev. John C.\lvert, Superintendeni. 

Little of an unusual character has occurred at Mothers' Jewels Home 
during the year that closed July 31, 1922. It has been a year of "holding 
our own" in many respects. With the financial situation as it has been 
throughout the country, tc have accomplished this is worthy indeed. Some 
material advances have been niade, and although the strain has been a heavy 
one on all ot^cials and assistants, from the most humble to the Bureau Sec- 
retary, we believe there is no desire on the part of any one to apologize for 
the year's work. 

Spurlock Cottage was successfully completed at Christmas time, and 
our fine boys were happj^ at the thought of receiving it as their Christmas 
(nft from the great Society that owns and operates the Home. By the first 
of the year the beautiful building was occupied by the boys and their 
matrons. The many visitors at the Home comment favorably upon the 
well-appointed building and the beauty of its architecture and decoration. 
Spurlock Cottage is a suitable tribute to the long years of service given to 
Mothers' Jewels Home by the devout and fatherly Burwell Spurlock, whose 
presence in the Home is an abundant benediction to the children and to the 
workers, and to Airs. Spurlock, whose devotion to the Home was boundless. 

It has been an outstanding year in the history of the Home because of 
the small amount of sickness. During a period of ten months, two or three 
little accidents demanded the attention of a physician, but aside from this 
there was no sickness on the place. Few changes have taken place in the 
family at the Home. Two of our children graduated from the High School. 
One returned to his home community, the other is a pupil in the Kansas City 
Training School. One boy was dismissed because of insubordination. 


124 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

The year closed with the sad death of Mrs. McAnally. She had been 
in poor health for a year, but was confined to her bed just two weeks at the 
close of her sickness. She passed sweetly beyond on the evening of July 
26th. The why of such breaking up of plans that were made in prayer we 
dare not ask. We close our lips in silence, look within for God, and 
"Carry On." 

Mr. McAnally desired to remain in the Home as its Superintendent till 
next June, thus giving him time to close up some of the work he has planned 
and commenced, and to choose other calling for the next year. While the 
Bureau Secretary was in York in the early part of August to adjust the 
work for the new year, the barn and the fine silo, the sheds for cows and 
the granary burned to the ground, and we stood in awe and silence and saw 
the angry flames bring worse calamity to us in a material way than we had 
ever experienced. Plans for new buildings were submitted to the Business 
Committee of the Board of Trustees, and accepted, and the workmen are 
now busy putting up the new buildings, so as to shelter the stock and grain 
before cold weather overtakes us. 


Polo, Illinois. 
(No report.) 


Baldwin, Louisiana. 
Mrs. E. M. Mills, Superintendent. 

Transformed ! is the word which fittingly describes the buildings at 
Sager-Brown Orphanage, at Baldwin, La. One year ago a wrecking com- 
pany from New Orleans ofifered us $100 for the privilege of tearing down 
and removing the school house, one dormitory, and the print shop of the 
former Gilbert Academy, or $1,500 to salvage the whole number of buildings 
leaving the ground free for new buildings. We saw in the plant a possible 
future for the work we wished to start and refused the ofifers. Today, after 
an expenditure of $18,000 for repairs and equipment, we have a home for 
orphaned children valued at $20,000. This Home can care for thirty chil- 
dren. We also have a school house valued at $8,000 where 250 children 
may receive training ; a library building valued at $4,000, a cottage valued 
at $3,500, and an old dormitory valued at $3,500, in which are possibilities 
for a good dormitory when the time comes to enlarge the work ; a number 
of barns with the value of the thirty-one acres brings the total valuation up 
to about $448,000. This valuation was made by a committee of conservative 
southern men, a banker, a builder, and a merchant. 

The transformation has extended to the village : First, the colored Bap- 
tists have built a new church ; then the Methodists re-roofed their edifice, 
and the Catholics repainted theirs. The white public school was remodeled 
on the same plan as our own, after the public saw what a fine building we 
had made out of the old structure ; a village park and parking place was 
donated to the village, and best of all, a Sunday School for white people 
was organized, with our own Superintendent of the Home, Aliss Johanna 
Busk, as Superintendent. One man fittingly remarked, "You women have 
started more things than you dreamed of when you took over Gilbert 

But the greatest transformation has been in the lives of our first five 
orphan children. For three years these children had been destitute and 
uncared for. A few months of loving care has worked wonders, and the 
children are developing into normal, happy children. One little girl from 
Cleveland, Ohio, another from Morgan City, La., are getting in our Home 
Christian care and training impossible for such as they elsewhere. Sev- 

Departments. 125 

cral other cliildrcn with varied needs are members of the family, and crc 
long we look for the Home to be full of brigiit, happy children. 

The children have instinctively named their matron, Mrs. Karlene Mc- 
Laurin, "Mother," and the cook they call "Grandmother." Little need be 
added to the children's description except to say that both these women give 
the children the love and care all children love and crave. 

Toby Thomas, our farmer, janitor, and man of many and varied duties, 
is a faithful and reliable, honest worker, very proud of what has been ac- 
complished, and is constantly saying, "We will make this a grand place yet." 

This school means much to the community, and our two teachers, Mrs. 
Delia McDonald and Charlotte Johnson, both former teachers in Gilbert 
Academy, are very enthusiastic at the prospects of the Day School. 

Our Society may well feel proud of the work accomplished this past 
jear at Baldwin. 

It has been, to a large extent, the reconstruction of buildings, but along 
with this has come a reconstruction of spirit, and a firm foundation laid for 
permanent constructive work in child training along Christian and educa- 
tional lines. The spirit of the community has been markedly friendly, the 
southern whites of Baldwin and Franklin, by many deeds of kindness and 
of helpful advice, have showed their interest. This has helped the rapid 
advancement of our work. The new spirit of the South is being fittingly 
interpreted in and through our work for orphan children at Baldwin. 

Miss Johanna Busk, the Superintendent of the Orphanage, is the wise 
and tactful leader in all of these reforms, and great praise is due her. 


Tivoli, New York 
In many respects we have had a good year. Our friends, all over the 
country, have been so loyal, in sending support and in making our Christ- 
mas a big, merry time. Our old building has been repaired, not painted 
yet, and some necessary comforts have been added. Our family numbers 
about as usual. Two girls went away in the Spring, and since then, seven 
have entered the Home. Several applications are being considered now. 
The year has brought some very perplexing problems to the Board and 
Superintendent, Aliss Wharton. At our Annual Meeting the resignation of 
Mrs. Park, Chairman, was accepted. Mrs. Henry PfeifFer was unani- 
mously elected, and she has already proven her interest in our children, in 
very practical ways. When she offered to give us an automobile, we were 
truly thrilled, and when it arrived at the Home there was great excitement. 
Miss Morlcy, Graduate of the Lucy Webb Hayes Training School, is teach- 
ing the upper grades, and one of our own Graduates, Miss Dorothea Whar- 
ton, has the little people. Founders' Day brought a big crowd of generous, 
interested friends, and all shared in the pleasure of the day, the luncheon 
and program. The children all helping us gather in the fund for our new 
Recreation Hall, which we hope to build in the Spring. 

. If our friends will consider this a personal appeal and respond by 
sending us generous gifts of money, we surely will build soon, and give to 
our children the one thing more needed than anything else — a place to play 
in all kinds of weather. It is very cold at Tivoli, and our coal bill is a tre- 
mendous item. But I have great faith as I write this, and I believe that the 
first Home hi the East for children will never need, because of the love, 
sympatliy, and generosity of the mother-heart of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society. 


126 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Mrs. Lucy McClintic, Secretary, 
1728 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, Cal. 


940 Washington Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

(Scholarship, $75; Kindergarten, $15.) 

CoMMiTTEK. — Miss E. Jean Oram, Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff, Mrs. H. C. 

On the very edge of San Francisco's Chinatown stands a modern four- 
story brick building — Our Methodist Home for Cliincse women and children. 

In September, 1920, a meeting was Iield in this Home to celebrate tiie 
fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Chinese work of the Home Mis- 
sionary Society of the Methodist Church, and it was almost on the exact 
spot where the present building stands that work began. 

From the early beginning, the work of rescuing both women and girls 
has been constantly going on until tiie present time, and there is still a crying 

Regular meetings of the Chinese Board have been held on the second 
Tuesday of each month during all of these fifty years. Mrs. L. P. Wil- 
liams, one of the very first, is still a very valuable member and is very faith- 
ful in attendance. A more consecrated group of Christian women cannot be 
found anywhere. They meet to pray and plan and work for this Home and 
all that it means to the women and girls who find in it temporary shelter 
or a permanent home. Members and friends of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society are welcome at any time. Visitors are gladly shown through 
the Home and hundreds have taken advantage of the opportunity. In fact, 
one of the most popular places in San Franciseo for out-of-town members 
of the Woman's Home Missionary Society is the Chinese Home. 

The original purpose of organization was to rescue Chinese women and 
girls from immoral slavery. These women were held prisoners in the low 
dives and underground cellars of old Chinatown. Many girls were taken 
from the most miserable surroundings. Many did not know their names, 
having been sold into slavery when babies. Many, today, are sold, and 
many complications arise in discovering the parentage of girls who enter our 
Home. The continued existence of the Tongs makes the rescue work quite 
dangerous at times. 

The fear of the Chinese of these Tongs often makes it very difficult to 
get evidence or any information concerning any case. On a recent trip to 
Stockton to find some little girls, we found it very hard to get any help, 
even from the Christian Chinese, as they were afraid. Of all forms of 
treachery it seems safe to say that the highest is found in the Chinese Tongs. 

However, the type of rescue work done in the past is not possible today, 
and a gradual change of purpose has come about. The abolishment of the 
segregated district has, in a measure, prevented so much buying and selling 
of slave girls. The concubine and willing prostitute are more in evidence 
today. The lives of luxury offered by Chinese men of wealth is an attrac- 
tion, and it is said that even the best Chinese society of this section does not 
make outcasts of this type of woman. 

Gradually, the need of caring for the other types of children has grown 
mitil at present there are very few rescue cases. Many more aI)andoncd, 
orphan, and needy girls are cared for. Our aim at present is to reach not 
oidy these needy women and children, in the Chinese community in San 
I-'ranci.sco, hut those in the neglected centers throughout tlie state. Surveys 
reveal that only ai)out 25 per cent. i)f the Chinese of California live in San 
h'rancisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and some of the smaller valley towns, 
have many abandoned, orphan, and helpless women and girls who should be 

Departments. 127 

rcaclrtd. Tlic iiiutlicrs can be wuii, the neglected girls taken tu the Home, 
where Christian teachers and wurkers are ever ready to so teach and so 
tram, by precept and example, that many are won to Christ and His service. 
As we look over the records we fmd that many of our girls have become 
good wives and mothers, teachers, missionaries, business and professional 

Mrs. Woodruff and Miss Oram, tlie survey conunittee appointed by the 
Boar^l of Trustees, visited the Held early in November, 1921. Many help- 
ful suggestions were made by them and we have endeavored throughout the 
year to carefully consider and follow these suggestions. 

One of the most imiwrtant features of our Home life is under the 
supervision of Mrs. Harold Hullingworth, Social Sui)erintendent. A partial 
report of the socials, Kjjworth League, gatherings, birthday parties, picnics, 
and other events, which she has attended and directed, are as follows : 

Fifteen social events have been at the Home during the year, beside 
Epworth League rallies. At first, it was thought best to have a definite date 
each month fur the Open House Socials, but it was found that Church meet- 
ings invariably fell on those evenings, so the plan of featuring the holidays 
occurring during the months was adopted. If no holiday occurred during 
the month, a convenient Friday evening was selected. Two fine socials were 
the one on last Hallowe'en and the Queen Esther entertainment. Permission 
to appear in costume appropriate for the occasion was given at the Hallowe'en 
affair, and the originality of design carried out in doing so was really 
astonishing. The costumes were designed and made by the wearer. The 
Queen Esther entertainment was, fo"f the rhost part, musical, the best talent 
available being obtained, thus encouraging their desire for the better class 
of entertainment. There were tickets sold at twenty-five cents to enable the 
girls to pay their Queen Esther pledge of twenty-five dollars. This amount 
was raised, and more. 

During the great Shriner convention, several of our girls were asked to 
serve at a large social event, and they certainly brought credit to the home. 
At Christmas time all of the children were invited to a Christmas party 
given by the Shriners. (Jther organizations have provided tickets for good 
moving pictures and the circus. The boys of the church and the Chinese 
Y. M. C. A. have a standing invitation to all of the social events, and are 
pleased to enter into the merriment. They are a splendid class of young 
men, and we are glad to have them share in the good times at the Chinese 
Methodist Episcopal Home. 

The staff in the Home consists of a Superintendent, Mrs. Ida Merritt, 
Matron; Mrs. Robins, two teachers, Miss .^dams and Miss Weston, and 
Mrs. Lai, Biblewoman. The first three mentioned are graduates of the San 
Francisco National Training School. Mrs. Lai is from the Baptist Mission 
School in Canton. China. In addition to the teachers, three of the girls are 
jiaid small amounts each in return for their extra work in the laundry, 
kitchen, and children's dormitories. All of the work of the Home, except a 
portion of the laundry, is done by the girls, under the supervision of the 
Superintendent and her assistants. 

The total capacity of the building is fifty. At present, there are thirty- 
live girls in the Home, twenty-eight of whom are entirely supported by 
your contributions. There are two hoarders and five teachers, making a 
total of forty-two residents. Lahn, who was rescued from slavery five years 
ago, will marrj- a Christian man, a member of the Chinese Methodist Epis- 
copal Church in San Francisco. She will be married in the Home on 
Wednesday evening. October 18th. 

W'e have been exceedingly fortunate in having very little sickness in 
the Home. No epidemics of any kind. Twelve of the girls have had 
adenoids and tonsils removed. Plenty of fresh air, nourishing food, and 
outdoor exercise are provided. The yard has been cemented, the work 

128 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Iiaviiig been paid for by casli contributions from Auxiliaries about tbc Bay. 
Sand tables, slides and swings provide ample play facilities. 

Stella Jung came to us over a year ago, carrying her suitcase and say- 
ing she had left home, because she had been beaten. Her little body was 
badly bruised and she seemed almost terror-stricken. Her mother and 
grandmother called to see her, but she pleaded to stay. Her grandmother 
said she would pay something toward her board and she is still with us. 

Addie and Gladys Wing were sold by their father, rescued by u^and 
are girls of whom we shall be proud. 

Mary, Lily and Ruby Chinn were given to us as a last request of their 
dying mother, who was stabbed and killed two years ago — a victim of the 
High Binder System, still practiced under cover by the heathen Chinese of 
San Francisco Chinatown. 

Only last week we were urged by a distracted mother in San Francisco 
to go to another town to get her fourteen-year-old daughter who had gone 
oflf with a man several years her senior. After an all-day search the girl 
was found in Oakland, taken to the San Francisco Detention Home, and 
will soon be given into our care. 

Broken homes, poverty, sin, all make their contribution. Chinese cus- 
toms, Toncj wars, the buying and selling of women and girls as mere stock 
or chattels, are all peculiar to our work. Never a week passes but that some 
new problem must be faced. Consecration, tact, patience, and above all, the 
true Christ spirit is necessary in this very difficult, but most worth-while 
work. Sometimes our workers become discouraged — we are then reminded 
that it is for such as these that Christ died. We have our reward in seeing 
some of our rescued, educated women working among their own people here 
and in China. 

This report would not be complete without mention being made of the 
work of Miss Katherine Maurer — your Angel Island Deaconess — who is a 
resident in our Home. She has brought our Home and our work before the 
Immigration officials, and has given it a dignity and recognition that wc 
have never had before. She has opened the way for a much larger and 
more far-reaching work than it has ever before been possible for us to do. 
May we be ready to grasp the opportunity. 

The Bureau Secretary visited Lxds Angeles in September. Mrs. Chan, 
our Biblewoman there, is doing a much needed work. The need there is 
great and should be extended. The work has been presented by the Bureau 
Secretary at two Annual Woman's Home Missionary Society meetings, two 
District meetings, three conference board meetings, and at eight auxiliaries. 
Eight thank offering addresses were made in all, of which special emphasis 
was given the Chinese work. The secretary has also attended meetings of 
the Oriental Missions Council. 

Never was there greater need for your generous support. The work 
must be continued — women and girls in neglected centers must be reached. 
An intensive community program should be planned and executed. The 
Chinese people are rapidly coming to the front. We must play our part in 
the great plan for the future. Our workers are convinced that the children 
of Orientals, born in America, are intelligent, moral, and liberty loving, and 
are in every sense entitled to the privilege of citizenship. Will you not pray 
and give so that we may do our best. 

Someone has said, "What China really needs is Christ. With Him all 
her problems can be solved. Without Him all other methods and plans are 
of secondary value. Christ is able to meet China's deepest need, for the 
Christ whom we recommend is a present Christ, a living Christ, a Christ 
of power — who is able today, as in the past, to manifest Himself as Ruler 
of all in the hearts of men, in society, in the state, in the world." 

We must, with service, money and prayer, remember these, our sisters 
in Christ. 

Departments. 129 


Mrs. E. M. Taylor, Secretary, 
99 Exeter Street, West Newton, Mass. 

CoAfMiTTEE. — Mrs. Walter Raymond Brown, Mrs. Irving C. Wood, Mrs. 
E. M. Balsinger. 

In the five Missions under this Bureau, most excellent work has been 
accomplished the past year. 

There has been an increase at each settlement, in attendance and inter- 
est. A number of our young people have come to know of Christ's love 
and have given themselves to Him. 

Fortunate are we in having most consecrated workers, untiring in their 
zeal and effort, forgetful of self, v.'ho are through the clubs, classes and 
Sunday-schools, touching and influencing for good, thousands of the chil- 
dren and young people in the cities where our settlements are located. 

Is there anj^ question in your mind of the need for city work? 

The foreign born population of this country is seventeen million, and 
there are some twenty millions more of foreign born parentage. One- 
quarter of all the children in the United States live in the home of the for- 
eigner ; 56 per cent, of the foreign born live in cities. Do not these figures 
answer your question as to the need of city work? 

Who should teach the foreigner in our midst how to become a true 
American? Is it not the duty of the Christian? 

When every Christian woman will, think up, talk up, work up tjome 
Missions, America will be saved. 


36 Hull Street, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. O. H. Durrell, Chairman, 
17 Dana Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

History is making fast these days and marked events are taking place 
with rapidity, and changes constantly occurring. So, Medical Mission, in 
this respect, is quite in line with the trend of things. 

Fortunate, it is, when the changes are for the better, and in most in- 
stances this has been the case at the Mission. 

The vote of the Board more than a year ago, to do a more distinctly 
Medical and Surgical work, created problems which the Committee and 
workers have been trying to solve. 

To adjust everything properly has been a slow task and every detail is 
not yet worked out, but the small increase in work already made, gives 
promise of larger things in the future. 

One marked feature of advance and helpfulness has been the affiliation 
with Boston University School of Medicine. The co-operation between the 
Medical School, the Hospital and Medical Mission gives great strength and 
permanency to the work at Hull Street. Because of this arrangement, a 
resident Doctor and the necessary number of Internes are always assured. 

We have now as Superintendent, a graduate Nurse, Miss Sara Pepper- 
man. She was graduated from the Williamsport, Pa., Hospital, and 
after doing private nursing for four years, took a two years' course in 
Social Service at Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Her three months of service here has proved how eminently 
qualified she is for the position. We are most fortunate in having as head 
nurse. Miss Cragin, who is ably fitted for the many responsibilities that 
rest upon her. There are times when calls are so numerous that the serv- 
ices of Superintendent, head nurse, and the three student nurses are required 
and we are assured, had we more nurses, they could be kept busy. 

130 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

The clinics have been well attended throngh the year, and unusually 
large during the summer. 

The operations were many, for the children had time to have tonsils 
and adenoids removed. More than physical help has come to the children 
through these operations, judging from the remark of the little boy of the 
hoys' Scouts Club, when the nurse told the boys they must be brave. The 
Scout said, "My mother says you nurses must be verj' brave 'cause you take 
out so many of those awful tonsils." 

The heat and unsanitary- surroundings brought sickness to many of the 
North End babies througli the summer, and to the tired and worried 
mothers, Medical Mission proved a real haven of rest and hope, to which 
she brought her baby to whom the healing touch was given. 

Little Alphonzo, twenty-three months old, weighing less than seventeen 
pounds, was taken seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia. Immediate care 
was given him by Doctor and nurse from the Mission, and later they liad 
him taken to Boston Floating Hospital. The quiet and cool Hospital and ' 
the invigorating sea air gave him his health, and in a few weeks he returned 
home in good physical condition. 

This case, as with many others, will be followed up by visits from 
luirses to see that conditions are such that health may continue. 

The stork has visited many homes, in one home the mother was only 
sixteen and was already the stepmother of five children. 

The work on the District has been largely increased. Social calls and 
service calls are constantly being made by Superintendent and nurses. The 
statistical report, with its unwritten story of hours of solicitude and service, 
follows : 

Treatment, Dispensary 12,127 

Treatment, District 1,378 

Obstetrical Cases 1 36 

Nurses' calls. Social Service 3,530 

Free Patients 534 

Operations 3,105 

Dental clinics have been held through the year, as usual. 

At Christmas time, ninety children, a few mothers and several visitors, 
enjoyed the hospitality of the Mission on the afternoon of December 23rd. 
An attractive program was presented and then Santa came, bringing gifts 
to the children, and a good time for all. 

One special event each year is a picnic for the children, and is always 
eagerly looked forward to by them. This year the arrangement was a little 
different from that of former years and more children were reached because 
of it. The children in the homes of patients were invited to the first outing; 
fifty-five were made happy for the day and to Mrs. Kyle's generous kindness 
is recorded this good time. 

Two days later a Hull Street neighborhood picnic was held and the 
twenty-eight in attendance had a delightful time with the Superintendent 
and two nurses, who were responsible for it all. This plan for two picnics 
proved a good one and will doubtless be repeated another summer. 

October 27th was the day for receiving guests from the National 
Meeting, just closed at Providence. We had joyful anticipations of their 
coming, but the realization of having them in our Mission gave us even 
greater joy. A large number came and wc trust that the tidiness of the 
building, the hospitable atmosi)here, and the cordial welcome extended by 
our women, with the additional privilege of seeing several operations, im- 
pressed our visitors so favorably, and so heartily enlisted their interest that 
every Auxiliary represented may want to share in extending the work. 

A group of Camp Fire Girls has just been organized, also a Roys* 
Scout Club. Roys and girls, alike, are enthusiastically interested. Other 
clubs may be organized. 

The Mission is most fortunate in its staff of workers. The Doctors 

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stand liigh in their profession and are recognized leaders. The nurses are 
second to none in efficiency and are ready always for any emergency. 

The Committee extends hearty thanks to all who have in any way 
contributed to the Mission, and for interest manifested in it. You will 
readily sec by this brief summary of the year's work that it is increasing 
and the outlook for still larger opportunity for service is very bright. 
Increase in income we must have if we are to go forward. 

That every member of our Society may become more deeply impressed 
with the importance of this work is the wish of the Committee. 

Gary, Ind. 

Rev. Buel E. Horn, Superintendent, 
2244 Washington Street, Gary, Ind. 

AIrs. John A. Secor, 
1108 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Ind. 

Owing to prevailing business conditions during the past fiscal year, 
many wage-earners in Gary were unable to obtain employment in the great 
steel mills, and as many families were without any income, an unusual de- 
mand for food and clothing presented ditlficult problems to our Local Board 
and Superintendent. 

At first, slowly, but surely and increasingly, Conditional Pledges were 
reported, coming from our Auxiliaries in twenty-four of our Conferences, 
East and West, and at the close of our fiscal year, August 1st, the total 
receipts were sutificient to cover all current expenses, and meet the remain- 
ing indebtedness for the new gymnasium building and the addition to our 
main settlement building, for dispensary and welfare work. 

While we are still in urgent need of additional equipment, our hearts 
are filled with gratitude to our Heavenly Father, and to ALL who have 
helped us in this great work. In this year of business depression and 
world-wide unrest, we are glad to report another successful year for Camp- 
bell Settlement. 

The new gymnasium building fills a long-felt need for increasing our 
Sunda3--school and Community work. The new gas range from Michigan 
Conference, and washing machine from Northwest Indiana Conference, 
were gratefully received, and have added much comfort to the workers in 
the Settlement. 

We would especially asknovvledge the generous gifts from North 
Indiana Conference beside their substantial payment of $2,500 to current 
expenses. The generous contribution of Rock River Conference for cur- 
rent expenses, also included the wonderful help of First Church, Evanstoiir- 
tiiward the building indebtedness. 

Mr. Horn, the Superintendent, with his able assistant, Mrs. Horn, 
have done most efficient work and they have greatly endeared themselves to 
the community, holding up a high standard of Christian devotion in helping 
to Americanize the foreign population of Garj-. 


1132 No. 9th St., East St. Louis, 111. 
Mrs. Elva G. Skeen, Superintendent. 
Mrs. Norman H. Moss, Chairman. 
814 North Street, Mt. Vernon, 111. 
As we step over the threshold into a new year at East St. Louis Settle- 
ment House, we look back with much gratification at the record of a strenu- 
ous, effective year's work just closed. 

132 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Despite the fact that severe illness invaded the ranks of the workers, 
making it necessary to close the work for some weeks, when the doors were 
again opened, all activities were resumed and are going forward this fall 
with greater zeal than ever before. 

Last year we reached more children, more boys and girls ; a larger 
number of young men and young women ; more mothers, than ever before. 
A good corps of workers is now on the ground, each department of work 
has a competent woman at its head. 

A theological student from nearby McKcndree College, has charge of 
the boys' work. 

Rev. O. F. Whitlock is the new pastor of the now organized Methodist 
Society, which holds regular weekly services in the Chapel. Young men 
and women who began attendance here as little boys and girls, are now 
teaching classes in the Sunday-school and leading in the work of the 
Epworth League. 

Sewing classes for women and girls have been organized. 

Give us your interest, your prayers and a sufficient share of your 
money that this good work may grow. 


1335 Newberry Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Miss Anna Heisted, Superintendent. 

In presenting the report of the work of Marcy Center for the past year, 
we ask you to join with us in thankfulness to God for the strength and 
grace he has given us to carry on this work. 

Numerically, the boys' work is the largest. The attendance of boys for 
the year reached the high total of 33,186. This, in itself, would be sufficient 
reason to stress this phase of activity of Marcy Center. There is here no 
other institution but Marcy Center. It is, therefore, Marcy Center or the 
street. All that could be done has been done to make it attractive. We 
have seven basketball teams which have played seventy-six games, of which 
fifty-nine have been won. "*• 

We have not neglected to entertain the boys outside of the building 
during the summer months. The street of Marcy Center was closed, and 
the street activities were of sufficient importance to attract the reporters 
and cameras of the Chicago TribiDic and the Chicago Herald-Examiner. 
Even the Fox Film Company has taken hundreds of feet of films of these 
street activities. In the evenings we would throw on the building opposite 
Marcy Center, from our chapel windows, moving and stereopticon pictures. 

The girls coming to Marcy Center are the future mothers of the Ghetto. 
It is our problem to fit them for their future duties and responsibilities. A 
spirit of usefulness prevails in the work for the girls. The enrollment list 
shows the number of four hundred and five, and the sewing class atten- 
dance amounted to two thousand nine hundred thirty-two. Two hundred 
and thirty-three garments, besides other articles, have been made by the girls. 

Bible study is one of the outstanding parts of the girls' work. Visiting 
Bible teachers and pastors have complimented us with the knowledge of 
the Bible the little girls display. We are told that very rarely does one 
come across a group of children knowing the Word of God so well. 

Five afternoons a week the Dispensary is crowded by Jewish men, 
women and children, coming for treatment. The Dispensary, in most cases, 
leads to the Gospel Service Hall. 

Over ninety young people, mostly from Russia, have been taught the 
fundamentals of the English language and American institutions at our 
Americanization classes. The Board of Education has supplied a teacher 
for four evenings a week. 

Departments. 133 

All the activities of Marcy Center flow out from one center, and arc 
directed to one purpose — to tell the people of the love of God as revealed in 
niir Lord, Jesus Christ. 

The Sunday-school at Marcy Center is one of the most important fac- 
tors in giving the children a religious education. In the Primary Department 
alone, we have a hundred children enrolled, sitting on chairs, henches, 
tallies, and even window sills, of the little room. 

The most difficult element to get into a Jewish mission was always 
considered the Jewish woman. Marcy Center has not only been able to get 
them in, but to organize a group of Jewish Christian women, converts of 
this mission, into an Auxiliary of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 
The contribution last year of the women and children amounted to $79. 

Our Gospel services have been wonderfully well attended, and it is a 
wonderful sight to see the Chapel filled with Jewish men, women and chil- 
dren and to hear them singing the praises of our Lord. 

The attendance for the year has been 89,788. This does not include the 
playground or the street activities, as only an estimate could be given of such. 

We are asking your prayers and help that God may make possible even 
greater results. 


209 Caruthers Street, Portland, Ore. 

Miss Olla G. Davis, Superintendent. 

Mrs. a. B. Manly, Chairman, 
663 Williams Avenue, Portland, Ore. 

Religious and Secular are the two general headings under which our 
work is divided. Sunday-school, Cradle Roll, Home Department, Junior 
and Intermediate Leagues, Queen Esther Circle, Boys' Fireside Hour, 
Vacation Bible School and Evening Preaching Service cover a much-felt 
need for religious activity. 

While the Kindergarten, Clinic, Sewing Classes, Mothers' Meetings, 
Boys' and Girls' Gymnasium Classes, Community Nights, English Classes, 
Girl Reserves and Welfare Days, minister to physical, mental and moral 

A total of 24,000 folks have passed through the portals of these 
various channels of mercy the past year. All roads are purposely 
directed toward the bringing in of the Kingdom of our Lord and Master. 
Intense patriotism pervades the minds and hearts of our populace, 87 per 
cent, foreign. 

Christian Americanization of these future citizens rests entirely upon 
Methodism and the Public School in this part of the fair city of roses. 
Shall we measure up ? Hearty co-operation on the part of the School Board 
has granted that this coming year Week-day Religious Instruction will be 
undertaken, and our Pastor, Rev. E. T. Randall, will be in charge. 

So far, so good, but we must have a Day Nursery to complete the cycle 
of service toward which we are striving. 


^ Webster Groves, Mo, 

Miss Georgia E. Keck, Superintendent. 

Mrs. J. F. Shoemaker, Secretary, 

Clayton, Missouri. 

Epworth School for Girls has had a busy year with no special illness 
among the girls. Our Superintendent of many years, Ida Bentley, left us 
early in the year owing to poor health, and Mattie Gaines, who had given 

134 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

such loving care for three years, was called to a Heavenly home. It was 
hard to bear these losses, but a new Superintendent, Mrs. Keck, has done 
heroic work against great odds. Now we have an excellent corps of 
workers, and our girls are doing splendidly in their grade work, sewing and 
flomestic science. 

Probation officers and others connected with Juvenile Court work, have 
asked wherein lies the success of Epworth School, when every process 
known to so-called social work, has failed. We believe that right environ- 
ment, training and implanting the truths which the Master taught, will 
regenerate the lives of our girls and that such forces will go far to over- 
come heredity. 

We are facing unrest, confusion, misery and suflfering in every part of 
the world today, and the only help is Christianity. Public conscience is 
being awakened to a recognition of the fact that each child has a right to 
health, good environment and an education. It is wise to save the loss as 
well as the lost. We will make the America of tomorrow by training her 
children of today. 

We have cared for forty girls during the j'ear and have twenty-five 
girls at present. Last year an average of eight girls was refused entrance 
to one admitted. One of our girls who is attending school in Athens, Tenn., 
Ritter Hall, had been in Epworth School for three years and wishes to come 
back as a domestic science teacher after finishing her work at Ritter. Lottie 
said. "I shall never be able to pay back in money what I owe to Epworth 
School, but I am expecting to pay the debt by giving my life to other girls." 
This statement alone has made the year's work worth while, but this has 
not been the only encouragement we have had. 

We have reason to be encouraged by the results of the past 3'ear, which 
is only a repetition of the work accomplished since the opening of the 
school. Could we but know the struggle these girls have to overcome evil 
habits and dispositions, conciuer self together with a long list of sins and 
shortcomings, it would be easier to .sympathize and help. When we see 
many times the development of real Christian characters among our girls 
who have had much to overcome, we are am])ly repaid for any effort on 
our part. 

Our slogan has been, "More room for more girls," and our ambition to 
have a home and school of acreage property, which may be made as nearly 
self-supporting as possible. If these girls are not saved to Methodism or 
Protestantism, there will be other agencies that will attempt the work and 
will not consider the spiritual side. 


549 West Seventh Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Committee. — Mrs. John H. Race, Mrs. W. E. Stark, Mrs. U. B. Gillett. 

"Until every girl is safe, no girl is safe." "We will protect 
our girls by making them feel that our understanding of them is so 
deep and our love for them so profound that even in their hour of 
greatest need they can still come to us for encouragement and help." 

The above statements are made at the beginning and end of a 
under the caption, "IS YOUR DAUGHTER SAFE?" which a business firm 
has published and gratuitiously circulated. Could any expression more pro- 
foundly reveal the attitude of our Esther Homes? When the secular press 
can show such interest in the protection of girlhood, surely it is time for the 
Christian Church to wake up in regard to its duty. 

The White Slave traffic is fed from the country districts. Girls go from 
secluded, sheltered homes in town or village or countryside — bright, pretty, 
innocent girl.s — seeking the city in search of opportunity. The natural desire 
to be independent or the necessity of providing for loved ones compels them 

Departments. 1 35 

to leave home. The city is aHuring, l)iit danger waits the unsuspecting girl; 
pitfalls in the form of rooming houses, unprincii)lecl employers with low 
nKiral ideals, if any; amusement places unfit for innocent girls and yet to 
which a lonesome girl may wander, await her arrival. 

What a beautiful philanthropy then to such a girl is the Esther Home 
in a great city, throwing out its protecting arms to her ! Our Cincinnati 
Esther Home is happy in its home life and is active in other lines. An 
Esther Club in St. Paul's Church furnishes the girls diversion, while the 
Wesleyan Service Guild is educating them along missionary lines. Our one 
regret is that we must constantly turn api)licants away from our doors 
because of limited capacity. 

Af;iy God speed the day when every city may have its P'sther Home! 


547 West Seventh Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
AIrs. William F. Anderson, Secretary, l^'i " 

3360 Bishop Street, Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

January 10, 1922, our Mothers' Memorial Social Center actually began 
to live. It was a beautiful day. There was assembled an enthusiastic crowd 
of missionary women and distinguished laymen and clergymen, among the 
latter being Bishop Joseph C. Hartzell and the Resident Bishop, William 
F. Anderson, who at the appointed hour, formally dedicated the building. 
Flowers, which spoke of the loving interest of many friends, were in 
abundance, and joy ran high over so fine a culmination of our aspiration, our 
prayers and our activities. '"The Lord iiath done great things for us, 
whereof we are glad." 

And ever since that memorable day a stream of blessing has been flow- 
ing from this center. Our workers are fine Christian women, and all — 
including the caretaker and his wife — co-operate with the Board to make 
the work a success. 

The Kindergarten has a daily attendance of 35, among these little folk 
being American, Irish. German, Italian, Belgian, Hungarian, Greek, Spanish 
and Russian Jews. 

The Clinic is proving a great blessing to the mothers who bring their 
babies for the inspection of the doctor as he makes his weekly visit. Health 
records are kept on file so that the physical improvement of each child can 
be watched. Adjoining the Clinic is an Isolation Room for emergency need. 

The Day Nursery accommodates twenty-five and all beds are filled. 
Twenty-five babies daily are cared for, fed and given a nap in little, clean, 
white beds ! Whose heart would not be touched by such a sight as this ? 

Domestic Science classes are very popular. Three are now operating 
with nine in each class ; one for mothers and two for girls. Great delight 
is manifested over the ovens, as they have not heretofore understood their 
uses, and a constant request is made to have baking at each lesson. 

Sewing Classes, Senior and Junior, number twenty each and are doing 
excellent work. 

The Mothers' Club of thirty-five, made up of different nationalities and 
religions, decided to have a part in paying for the Mothers' Alemorial Build- 
ing, and so planned a sale as a money-raising scheme, a fine and commend- 
able spirit on the part of these people for whom the Center was established. 

The Summer Vacation Bible School was a wonderful success, with one 
hundred and five enrolled after three successive days' attendance. A strong 
religious atmosphere per^'aded the School, which was conducted by four fine 
Methodist girls. 

In behalf of the devoted women who form the Local Board in Cin- 

136 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

cinnati, which lovingly and carefully guards the interest of the Esther Home 
and Mothers' Memorial Social Center, we wish to thank the many loyal 
friends who have perpetuated the influence of their mothers through love 
gifts to this interesting work. 

We pause a moment to drop the flower of remembrance and love for 
tliree of our Board women who have during the year gone to their reward 
— Mrs. W. T. Shannon, Mrs. E. A. Best, and Mrs. J. E. Simon, who labored 
faithfully and well in the interest of our work. 

During the three years in which we have been appealing for the 
Mothers' Memorial, about $13,000 has been paid toward the building and 
equipment. Seven thousand dollars remains unpaid and must be met by 
May 1, 1923. One thousand mothers' names with five dollars or more as a 
love gift would meet our needs and fill our hearts with rejoicing. Will not 
those who have been postponing this tribute send your mother's name to us 
and your money to your auxiliary and catch a bit of joy in the thought that 
yon have honored your mother and at the same time blest other mothers? 


Mrs. C. W. Bickley, Secretary, 
1611 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Committee. — Mrs. Mary Fisk Park, Mrs. D. F. Barber, Mrs. L. M. Burwell. 
The ''Three per cent law" is still in force and is causing untold misery 
and hardship among the immigrants coming to our country. If the law 
could be enforced at the ports from which these people come, it would be 
more fair and just, and prevent heart-breaking experiences. We were told 
last year that those who desired to come, sold their homes and all their 
household efifects, expecting to establish new homes permanently in this 
land of promise. To be denied admission and to be deported or kept in 
detention for months, was like a death-blow to hope and caused them to 
cry out in despair, "We have nothing to go back to — nothing, nothing." 


273 West 11th Street, New York City. 
, Chairman. 

Miss Alma E. Mathews and Miss Katharine Woloschak are our mis- 
sionaries ; Mrs. Ada K. Alberte, Matron of the Home. 

So much of the work is hard to report, it is a work of ministering to 
those in trouble, relieving anxiety of mind for those in bewildering distress. 
This is often owing to their not being able to understand our language. 
Miss Mathews described a panic among hundreds of people because of being 
obliged to be sent to different quarters on account of a case of typhus fever. 
They were frightened beyond reason until assured by her it was only for 
their safety. ^ 

Miss Woloschak's ability to speak several languages is a great comfort. 
When she brings a Polish or Ukranian girl to the House she reads to them 
from her Bible. One Polish girl said, "I would give all I have for that 
book." Miss Woloschak told her she could not give her that one. but 
would give her another, which she did. The girl was greatly pleased. Miss 
Mathews has made fifty addresses, including three Sabbath morning and 
one Sabbath evening services. These have been given in five diff^erent states. 

There have been some innovations at Ellis Island made during the year. 
Services are now held each Sabbath day. There are three services: Catholic, 
Hebrew and Protestant. These are very greatly appreciated by the immi- 
grants. The Commissioner installed a .splendid organ in memory of an 
uncle, who was, some years before, an immigrant to this country. Our 

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Home is excini)t from taxes because it is a public benefit, and Mrs. Mary 
Fisk Park's room has been most beautifully furnished by the North East 
Ohio Conference. 


72 East Marginal Street, East Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Amanda C. Clark, Superintendent. 

, Chairman. 

.\t Christmas and other holiday occasions there have been dunalions of 
goods and some cash. We have thus been enabled to supply men, women 
and children when in need with shoes, stockings, dresses, coats, hats, and 
underwear. The people at the Station were made very happy by the repair- 
of the piano. It was cleaned, supplied with the missing parts and tuned. 
Surely no $52.50 ever sent forth so much music, or gave more cheer and 
gladness. The Christmas tree — how it sparkled as'it was loaded with good 
and useful things. Barrels of apples, the cake and ice cream were evidences 
of your bounty. 

While there have been fewer in the Home than last year, each and all 
have been in great need and full of trouble. 

One of our recent cases was a young girl who came on a late train 
from New York. She was brought to the Home by the Travelers' Aid. 
When she landed from the ship in New York, her destination was New 
Jersey. She came with a crowd and landed in Boston, with no money and 
a poor address. It took five days before things were straightened out, and 
then one of the workers went with her to New York. During her stay in 
the Home more than fifty different people came, claiming to know all about 
her and her relatives in New Jersey. We had good reason to believe there 
was not one good genuine friend among the lot. Suppose this had been 
your daughter, a stranger, thousands of miles from home, lost, but now 
rescued and brought back. Is such ministry ivorth while? 

A young widow with a little girl came from England. She was well 
educated and of good family. One uncle was Bishop of Canterbury, and 
the Governor of India. She was well equipped with money. All went well 
until she came before the faithful Immigrant Inspector and asked permis- 
sion to enter the United States. When asked, "Where were you born." 
"In South Africa." Because the quota from South Africa was filled, she 
was ordered deported. She was one of ten children, nine of whom were 
born in London of purely British parents. She was born when her parents 
were temporarily in South Africa. Senator Lodge and other prominent 
people used their influence, and after many days she was finally allowed 
to enter. 

This incident will give a little idea of the working of the quota law. 

The work on the piers, mostly carried on by Miss Forsberg, is full of 
interest, called upon to serve as interpreter, as matron or guide. The of- 
ficials said, when inquired of as to a coming steamer. "We certainly could 
not handle these immigrants if it were not for the help of you ladies." 
Early and late our doors swing open. .\ couple — one from East Weymouth, 
and the other just arrived from Aleppo. Syria, were married. After get-, 
ting a permit, sworn to by the girl that she had no one in this country who 
could legally object to her marriage; then signed by a justice of the peace: 
two licenses, one from his town and one from Boston ; finding a Protestant 
minister ; also an Interpreter, Mrs. Clark, went with them to see them 
married. The ship had just arrived, also one of our Methodist girls, and 
although her lover was right there to meet her, they must be married before 
he could take her away. Our ever-present Catholic Justice of the Peace 
was present, but the girl insisted that no one but a Methodist minister could 
perform the ceremony. A journey was made to find a Methodist minister 
— a pastor in Maiden reached them and they were made happy. 

138 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


.l/"^' San Francisco, California. 

Miss Katharine R. Maurer, Missionary. 
, Chairman. 

What are the specific tasks, the name is legion. She meets on terms of 
c(iiiality the most eminent who arrive, and with as great consideration as 
she deals with them she ministers to the needs of her less fortunate ones. 
She assists them in locating their luggage, instructs the women how to wear 
American clothes, ties a ribbon, make a bow for the hair of the little 
maiden "a la American," does shopping for and with those in detention. 
She gives lessons in English, sees girls safely married, secures employment 
for others. Groups detained together soon form warm attachments, the 
sorrow of one is th^ sorrow of all. Music, especially the Victrola, is 
greatly appreciated. A French Canadian stowaway, sixteen years old, was 
found on a Swedish ship. He had been drugged in Liverpool, robbed, and 
finding himself without funds, stowed away on a vessel. He was put to 
coaling on a twelve-hour shift. He arrived at Angel Island ragged, coal 
black, covered with dirt and grime which required three days to remove. 
He came to Miss Maurer to ask a great favor, she supposed clothing, of 
course, because of his evident need, but he said, "I am just sick for some 
music, won't you please let us fellows have the Victrola up here." 

A Korean boy complained, "I do not like my place, they are not Chris- 
tian." An Australian from overseas wanted to be "not an ordinary, but a 
Master engineer," and she attends to these problems. 

A French woman, Marie, resented her detention at Angel Island. "Oh. 
'they have put me in pree-zohn," she shrieked, "give me a rope, I will khcel 

A little four-year-old child whose mother had gone insane when five 
days out from port, was left without care. Marie was asked to care for her, 
she gladlj' assumed the task, and never again called for a rope, but was very 
happy in her new found service^, 

A young woman sent twenty dollars as tithe money, to use wherever 
needed most, and you may believe these needy ones received it as a gift 
straight from heaven. 

As Miss Maurer handed a Bible to a Mohammedan, a fine, eager, 
young, Chinese student passed, and said, "Please, may I have a Bible?" 
Cheu Fong and his friends wanted to read this magic book. 

A young Englishman had been persuaded to have a drink by some evil 
men. While intoxicated, he committed a crime. Arrest, conviction, prison 
followed. When released, he was sent to Angel Island, and while awaiting 
deportation through Miss Maurer, he found God. He went home, fought in 
the British Army, became an officer, was restored to self-respect, and finally 
married. He returned with wife and little girl, who wanted to sec "Daddy's 
friend." He said, "The last word you said to me kept me straight in the 
trenches. " What was that, " 'I am going to pray for you, and you will 
go straight,' and I did." 


New York — 

New arrivals SO 

Nationalities 17 

Letters written 998 

Girls sent to friends 36 

Girls sent to situations 14 

Lodgings provided 4.386 

Meals 9,368 

Departments. 139 

East Boston — 

Steamers met 50 

Immigrants 352 

Lodgings 768 

Helped on piers 2,379 

Meals 7,284 

Letters written 502 

Garments given 713 

Telegrams and telephone 684 

Meetings 55 

Bibles given 3 

Angel Island — 

Calls 768 

Hospitals 140 

City 28 

Business 600 

Hours in court 21 

Persons aided 13 

Garments '. 100 

Letters 700 

Bibles and Gospels 6,000 


Under Joint Committee of the Woman's Home Missionary Society and 
the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, Rev. D. D. Forsyth, 
D.D., Rev. E. E. Highley, D.D., Rev. C. E. Vermilya, D.D., Rev. 
E. L. Mills, D.D., Mrs. S. S. Beggs, 1434 Topeka Bid., Topeka, Kans. ; Mrs. 
W. R. Brown, Miss E. Jean Oram. 

Co.MMiTTKK. — Ivlrs. D. B. Street, Mrs. J. L. McCoy, Mrs. J. B. Russell, Mrs. 
Harry Carter. Mrs. J. M. Cause, Mrs. M. M. Northrup, Mrs. J. E. 
Piatt, Mrs. W. J. Irish. 


Lawrence, Kansas. 
Mrs. E. Kreader, Supcriiitonlciit. 

It is impossible to report the results of the work at Esther Home. It 
can l)est be seen in the spirit and development of the hue girls in (he Hume. 
Much praise is due Mrs. Kreader for her patience, tact and efficient man- 
agement of the Home. She was helped by Miss Ruth Muskrat, a Cheerokee 
Indian girl, who is attending the State University. 

Miss Muskrat assists in the management of the Religious and Social 
activities of the Home. In January, she was selected by John R. Mott to 
reprefeent the American Indian Students in the World's Christian Associa- 
tion Conference at Pekin, China, April 4-9. 

During her absence, Miss Dorothy Stevenson, another fine Methodist 
Indian girl, filled her place. 

We have cause to be proud of our girls at Esther Home. Everyone 
passed well in her school work at the close of the year. During the summer 
they worked to earn money for clothes for the coming year. In their regu- 
lar Bible Study work these girls are storing their minds with those things 
that will help them through "the long silences and the days that are hard." 

140 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Greenville, California. 
Rev. G. W. Emigh, Missionary. 

Mr. ami Mrs. Emigh have had a discouraging year. In Ueccinber, the 
Govcrnniont Boarding School burned. Our missionaries opened the cliai)cl 
and helped care for the children and did everything they could to relieve 
suffering. The children were soon sent to other schools. 

Inasmuch as our work was chiefly among these children and because 
the government school will not be rebuilt, we closed our Mission the end of 
the year. Mr. and Mrs. Emigh went to their home in Carson City, Nevada. 


Lawrence, Kansas. 
Miss Dorothy Cate in Charge of Girls. 

The past year at Haskell has been, in the words of Superintendent 
Peairs, "The best year we have ever had." Through the influence of Miss 
Cate, many girls have found their Saviour. 

Friday evenings, Miss Cate, with a group of her Haskell girls, visits 
Esther Home. Here the girls listen to talks from Miss Cate, after which 
they sing and play games. These meetings have been very helpful to all 
who attend. During the summer, Miss Cate had charge of a summer camp 
for the Haskell girls. At this camp, with its time for play and time for 
study, she was able to reach the hearts of the many girls as at no other time. 


Mr and Mrs. J. H. Odle, Superintendent. 

Through the faithful and efficient service of our superintendents, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. H. Odle, our Navajo Mission has had a year of real progress. 
We have cared for forty-five children this year. During the summer we 
have remodeled our school building, providing for another school room and 
a large assembly hall. Our great need is a new building. Many children are 
asking for an opportunity for education, but there is no room for them. 
The work of the Field Missionary, Miss Wilcox, has opened a wide field. 
Two months after her arrival at the trading post, which is forty miles 
from Farmington, it was necessary to secure more room for her work. 
Here she cares for the sick and teaches the mothers to sew and care for 
their children. Early in the fall there was a shortage of food and no money 
or work to be had for the Indians. Every day Navajos came to the mission 
asking for work. They were hungry and their children were hungry and 
they had no money to buy food. They did not ask for food, they asked for 
work, so they could earn the money to buy food for their families, and 
there was beginning to be a great deal of suffering. Miss Wilcox searched 
for a way to give them work, and one day when she was showing a Navajo 
woman a piece of bead work done by an Oklahoma woman, the Navajo 
woman said they could do bead work if there was any way to get 
the beads. Our Missionary immediately sent for some skins and beads 
and gave work to many. This has proved that the Navajo can do as beau- 
tiful work as any tribe. Many families have been kept from actual suffer- 
ing during the winter by money earned in this way. Out here parents are 
asking that their children may attend our school, but there is no more 
room. "We have crossed long, arid stretches of desert. We have seen the 
Navajos with their flocks of sheep and goats wandering far in .search of 
grass. .\s the desert cries out for water and brings forth abundantly 
when the water is given, so are the hearts of this people, thirsting for Gofj, 
ready to respond with the fruits of life when they have the water of life 

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for refreshment." Now is the time for the real friends of llie Indians to 
lielp answer these calls. 

Our greatest need is a new building so that we can eari- for at hast 
one hundred children. 


Everson, Washington. 
Mr. B. V. Bradshaw, Field Missionary. 

Mrs. B. V. Bradshaw, onr Missionary, and Mr. P>. V. Bradshaw, em- 
ployed by the Board of Home Missions and Church K.Ktension, are caring 
for the Indians of Bellingham District. They have charge of a Sabbath 
School at Tulalip Government School, with an attendance of seventy. The 
Hoard of Trustees have authorized the erection of a Community Building 
at Tulalip. We hope this can be accomplished this coming year as we have 
nil place for our Indians to meet. 

During the year we have painted and repaired the Mission house. 


Odanah, Wisconsin. 
Mrs. Helen L. Shepherd, Superintendent. 

We opened a new home for Indian children at Odanah at the beginning 
of the year. In this home we cared for fourteen children who could not 
have attended school had we not provided a place for them. Our day 
school was full, with an enrollment of fifty-five children. For the first 
time i)i our Indian work, we had, a class graduate from the eighth grade. 
There were three in the class. One of the girls entered Esther Home, 
Lawrence, Kansas, and enrolled in the High School in September. During 
the summer we conducted our first Daily Vacation Bible School for Indians. 
This was a real success. Its influence for good was felt throughout the 
community. Business and professional men gave talks to the school and 
spoke in the highest terms of this new work. If we can help these people 
a few more years, they then can help themselves. 


White Eagle, Oklahoma. 
Rev. J. H. Wenberg, Missionary in Charge. 

In December, Mr. and Mrs. Wenberg assumed control of our Ponca 
Mission. Indian work is not new to them as they were both missionaries 
to Indians in South America. By their earnest sympathy and friendliness 
they .soon won the confidence of the Poncas and were invited to meetings 
of the tribe. This is one of our hardest fields as many of these people are 
followers of the Peyote Cult. However, our missionaries are doing splendid 
work among the children, holding classes at their home during the week, 
besides the church services. 


Mayetta, Kansas. 
Rev. H. E. Hostetter, Missionary in Charge. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Thorne, of our Mission, resigned in March to 
accei)t a regular pastorate. We were sorry to lose them. They have worked 
hard and successfully during their stay here. Our best wishes go with them 
wherever they are called to service. 

In December, Mr. Thorne held revival meetings and was assisted by 
Mr. Isaac Greyearth, a Sioux Indian. These meetings were largely attended 

142 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

liy both Wliites and Indians. By liis sincerity and the righteousness of his 
message, Mr. Greyearth won tire liearts of everyone who heard him. Dur- 
ing tlie day, Mr. Thornc and Mr. Greyearth visited homes and various day 
scliools. On the last day of his visit he spoke twice at the Agency otHice. 
it l)eing "Pay Day." After these meetings the Agent urged him to remain 
another week. He said, "1 would like for every Indian on this reservation 
to hear you." As a result of Mr. Greyearth's visit, our missionary baptized 
ten and received thirteen into the church. 

We believe we were fortunate in .securing Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hos- 
tetter for this place. They have had experience in mission work both in the 
Philippine Islands and our own country. Mrs. Hostctter has recently been 
given a local preacher's license and .she fills the pulpit while he is away 
caring for the work in other places on the Reservation. They are carrying 
forward a real community program. Besides religious services, they have 
meetings every Friday evening at the Mission, when Indians and Whites 
gather for encouragement and instruction. 


Yuma, Arizona. 
Rev. J. A. Crouch, Missionary in Charge. 

Mr. Crouch reports a good year. He says in part : "As we take a 
retrospective view of the year's work among the Yuma and Cocopah In- 
dians, our hearts are filled with gratitude to the Giver of 'Every Good and 
Perfect Gift.' Perhaps the greatest achievement of the year was the secur- 
ing of a Christian Indian w^oman for the teacher of our primary class. 
About half of our primary class are under school age and do not speak 
English. This teacher tells the lesson story in both the English and their 
own language. It is a wonderful advantage to have a member of their own 
tribe teach these little ones. This woman is also a good singer, and during 
Mrs. Crouch's illness, led the song service for the Sunday-school and all 
other .services. 

"Owing to the untiring efforts of Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Seely and Miss 
Swartz, who secured the finances, we were able to have three Christmas 
trees and a fine dinner on Christmas Day. The trees and a free dinner give 
us an opportunity to tell the Jesus Story to many Indians who do not attend 
our regular church services. Each Sunday I have four services. I travel 
fifty-six miles, I prepare one sermon for the Whites and one for the In- 
dians. I preach the Indian sermon to two separate audiences. I conduct 
two services on Thursday night, one for the Sunday-school children, and 
one for the old Indians. Several times a month I have a stereopticon serv- 
ice, either at the Cocopah Reservation or with. the Yumas in Arizona. I 
make an average of forty calls per month. Mrs. Crouch does most of the 
medical work at the Mission and most of the letter writing for the Indians. 
We are doing our level best for these people and for the Glory of the 


Mrs. M. C. Evans. Secretary, 
2025 Pine Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
(Scholarship, $75; Kindergarten. $15.) 

CoMMTTTF.K. — Mrs. Sik'us Sprowls, Mrs. John ATcCallum, Mrs. S/. I. 

I.F.r.Ai. RrruFSENTATivF. IN Hawaii. — Mrs. M. H. Alexander. 

Departments. 143 


2025 J'iiic Street, Sail Francisco, C'al. 
Miss Greknhii.l, Superintendent. 


Honolulu, H. T. 
Miss Louise Stixrud, Supermlcndcnt. 

Some of the girls from this Home have graduated from high school and 
college and are a credit to their training. 

The new huilding in Honolulu is a wonderful monument to tiiis So- 
ciety. Fleven nationalities are represented in the Home. Seventy-five are 
MOW in attendance, and when completed, one hundred and twenty-five can he 
accommodated. It is a place of safety for these girls. 

Bihle-women are located in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
Their lahors are manifold and the results are gratifying. 


1350 South Burlington Street, Los Angeles, C'al. 
Miss Irma Coleman, Superintendent. 

This has been a j^ear of many opportunities for service for the Master 
— extending oivr field of work to the Japanese Methodist Episcopal Church 
and Alission, has shown us the value of co-operation, as now all Los 
Angeles may be our field. We enter this larger work with the vision of 
Christian Americanization and the friendship of nations. We have seen 
wonderful results, and are encouraged to greater effort. The co-operation 
of churches for Japanese work in Glendale has resulted in a fine organiza- 
tion — -Sunday-school — Kindergarten, and monthly mass meetings or rallies. 
Miss Hiraoka, our Bible-woman, being largely instrumental in establishing 
this work. It is not an unusual sight at the Sunday afternoon street service 
to see the Japanese workers led by Rev. Kawashema and Miss Hiroaka on 
one corner calling the people to the worship of God, while on the other 
corner the Buddhist priest is calling to the worship of Buddha. 

Miss Ilzuma gives us a very encouraging report of her work in San 
Francisco. We feel now, we may say, we have a real Social Center, as we 
can report more than 800 visitors at the Home this year, some coming many 
times. Fifty per cent, of these being Japanese, not including those who 
come regularly for classes, choir practice, committee and club meetings, 
board meetings, etc. 

The Home life has been brightened by birthday parties. Christmas, 
Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en parties, picnics, recitals, receptions, and to 
quote Miss Coleman, "With it all there is sucli a sweet Christian faith 
predominating." It would be an inspiration to any one to follow the girls 
in their Christian experience, and thinking. In their prayer life there is 
true appreciation of all we are doing for them Two of the girls enter 
High School this year, and all passed their grades with credit. All the 
older girls are members of (Georgia Church. The four o'der girls assist in 
the choir at the Japanese church and Epworth League. 

We have two hundred Mothers' Jewels, with fifty life members. Mrs. 
Bowler, our devoted patroness, and hoard fnember, reports fine advancement 
for the girls in music. She continues to give them all music lessons. She 
has presented them on many programs at the Church and Auxiliary meetings. 
One very pleasant and outstanding affair was when the Japanese Council 
Gyma and wife opened their spacious home to us — they with Mrs. Bowler 
and some members of the board, acting as host and hostesses to two hundred 
invited guest.s — Mrs. Bowler presenting our girls, supported by several 
leading artists of Los Angeles, in a very pleasing recital program. 

144 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

One of the very sad happenings was the going from us of our devoted 
friend, Mr. Suguharra, the father of Uri, Masa and Fugi. He assured me 
in one of our visits at the County Hospital, where he spent his last six 
months, tliat his faith was strong in Jesus, that the great love shown to his 
little girls by our society had led him to seek and know the Great Giver of 
such love, that he had found Him — that He sustained Him — that he was not 
afraid to die — that God was good — then, with sobs, he committed his 
motherless little girls to our care, with a prayer that they prove worthy. 

One beautiful July morning when Masa was skipping across Grand 
Avenue on her way to school, she met an automobile, result — a broken leg. 
She was rushed to receiving hospital, then to the Methodist Hospital, where 
she received loving care and free service for two weeks. After several 
more weeks on crutches we can report her well and attending school. 

(Mrs. H. D. Custiman.) 


Eleventh and Terrace Streets, Seattle, Wash. 
Mrs. McClellan, Superintendent. 

No report. 



Mrs. L. H. Bunyan, Secretary. 

2104 Main Street, Richmond, Tnd. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 


Jessie and Franklin Streets, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Miss Edith Mitchell, Superintendent. 

Committee. — Mrs. I. D. Jones, Mrs. R. A. Prescott, Mrs. E. A. Hilkirt. 

Boylan Home has great cause for rejoicing as we recall the thirty-six 
successful years of its history and remember the many lives that have been 
made brighter and happier and lifted to a higher plane of Christian living 
and service, made possible by the loyal Christian women of our Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. 

We were fortunate in having all of our workers on the field at the 
opening day of the past year and ninety-three students entered. We felt 
very sorry for the long list of those who were anxious to have the advan- 
tages of our school but for whom we had no room. One hundred and 
twenty-five day students were enrolled, many others were turned away be- 
cause of lack of room. 

Boylan is a "hive of activity," all are just as busy as can be from early 
morning until night. Every hour of the day has pressing duties. This is a 
great education to these students. It prepares them for home duties and 
other responsibilities. 

We are grateful for our equipment in the laundry, with our new hot- 
water boiler providing plenty of hot water. 

Our sewing department is well cared for, hundreds of garments have 
l)een made and a fine exhibit was sent to the National Meeting. 

The Domestic Science is one of the very interesting departments and 
our girls are deeply interested in it and anxious for it. 

Commencement week was the cap-stone of the year's work. 

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Rev. W. R. Stephens, D.D., District Superintendent of Jacksonville 
District, otfered a prize to the "girl e.xercising the best influence during the 
year upon the other girls." This idea was quite unique and was to be 
decided by the girls themselves. The girls were called to register their 
votes, without any notice having been given, one at a time, so no opportunity 
of conferring was given, and Margaret Chesborough received the highest 
vote and was accorded the prize. 

Boylan Home is as a "City set on a hill," and is exerting a helpful 
influence that cannot be measured. Our girls that go out from it arc a 
constant object lesson and become a vital factor in lifting and stimulating 
others to higher ideals and purer, nobler lives. 

We wish to thank all that have helped to make this home and school 
such a "power-house" for good. 

Holly Springs, Mississippi. 

Miss M. Rebecca Barbour, Supcrinlendcnt. 
Miss M. E. Becker {^Superintendent Emeritus), Assistant Superintendent. 

Committee. — Mrs. I. D. Jones, Mrs. E. F. Hilkert, Mrs. E. H. McKissack. 

One of the most interesting and successful features of our work is the 
iielpful home-life. The spirit is beautiful. The atmosphere is kindliness 
and a loving interest each in the other. It could not be otherwise with two 
such capable, consecrated women at the head of the institution as the Misses 
Barbour and Becker. 

One can not estimate the true value of the influence this home is exert- 
ing not only on the 30ung ladies under our care, but through them to the 
communities from which thej- come. Our hearts are gladdened when we 
receive appreciative expressions from our pastors as this. "Annete has been 
such a help in the church thi^ summer, she has taught a bible class, with 
wonderful results, yoijf work is worth-while." 

Sorrow fills our hearts as we are compelled to say again and again, 
"Cannot receive you. No room." At the opening of school we had reg- 
istered all the building could accommodate. We have been anxious to havt; 
all the senior girls of the college live in our home. This jear we had all 
but two. Dr. Savage, President of Rust College, is desirous to have all the 
girls of the senior class have their year in E. L. Rust to get that "touch of 
the home life." 

The Sewing and Domestic Science Departments maintain their high 
standard of excellence. We have a commodious, sunny sewing room on the 
third floor of the main building. Hundreds of garments are made in this 
department every year. It is a real pleasure to note the beautiful, neat 
work done there. 

The Domestic Science Department is doing splendid work in its well 
equipped brick building a short distance from our home, where the girl.s 
receive their practical training. It is in this department that our "Queen 
Esthers" provide for their special pledges to the Woman's Home Mission- 
equipped brick building a short distance from our home, where the girls 
can make or bake finds a readv sale. The girls have paid their pledges in 

Christmas and all holidays are given special thought, looking to the 
pleasure of the girls. 

Our repairs and improvements are progressing. The old building is 
raised to three stories to correspond with the new building. This not only 


146 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

provides fur more students, but adds greatly to the appearance of our 

Our janitor-farmer has been faithful in tilling the soil, which has pro- 
vided a good supply of excellent food for our girls. Our two cows have 
sui)plied our home with milk, which is heartily appreciated. 

We wish to thank all who in any way have helped us to carry on the 
work of the past year and ask our friends to kindly remember us again the 
coming year. 


Mrs. M. C. Slutes, Secretary, 
l.\?U Michigan Avenue, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

CuAiiMiTTtt;. — Mrs. Levi Gilbert, Mrs. Wni. F. Collins, Mrs. J.J. Conzett. 



c^V Miss Myrtle Willette^ Superintendent, 

641 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

We have been very busy this year for our opportunity for service is 
widening as we become better known. Already we are recognized in this 
community of shifting transient homes and lodging houses, bounded on the 
north by vice, and on the south by railroad tracks, as a safe, happy, com- 
fortable place to come and to send the little children. During the past year 
we have served 4,022 meals. We have taken in 135 stranded women and girls , 

and cared for them until the social agencies in the city could determine and "XxG-^" 
furnish the means to help them to their destination. We have offered a home ' • 

to 129 girls who were employed during the day. Tliis^ makes a total of 264, 
H3 of whom were new arrivals. We gave shelter overnight to 82 women 
passing through Cincinnati. We have secured employment for 50 girls and 
have thrown open our parlors for 86 meetings of church and social organiza- 
tions. Twenty-five girls employed in domestic service in the city call Friend- 
ship Home their home, some of them paying regularly for the privilege of 
sleeping in the home when they have the opportunity. Our supplies were 
splendid and amounted to $296.01. 

Our Daily Vacation Bible School a year ago opened with 15 childrciu 
Last June, on the first day. we registered 103. Our total enrollment was 132, , 
.\ftcr five weeks of training with inade(|uatc equipment and a scarcity of 
teachers, we held closing exercises that compared credital)ly with the other 
schools in the city, and an exhibition of hand-work that surprised us. This 
is one of the most necessary agencies for the protection and development of 
the negro child. 

Our kindergarten has proved our privilege and our embarrassment. 
This year we have enrolled 67. There is no day nursery in this city of 
35,000 plus negroes^ i^or the little child of that race. There is a high per- 
centage of employment among the mothers. When we dismissed the kinder- 
garten at noon, there was no one home in many cases for the child to go to. 
So, as an emergency measure, we have had two sessions and serve a pint of 
milk to each child and a light, nourishing lunch to those who could not go 
home. We. therefore, are virtually a day nurseryT! although we cannot 
measure up to reriuircmcnts in space or equipment. Tliis is a serious prob- 
lem and we anxiously look forward to its solution. Our average atten- 
dance is 40 and we have need of assistants. 

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Savannah, (jeorgia. 

Mrs. Chari.ks R. Gay, SiU-ri'ldiy, 
515 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, N. \' . 

(Scholarsliip, $75.) 
CoMMiTTKK. — Mrs. M. L. Woodruff. 

'i"he past year at Haven Home has been a very successful one. Si.xly- 
five healthy, happy and contented girls under the competent care of Miss 
I'.. Mae Comfort, the Superintendent, and her assisting teachers, lived in 
the Home, while one hundred and twenty-five additional attended the day 

Mention should be made of the Queen Esther Circle, numbering one 
hundred girls, which, under the leadershii) of Miss Hurd, has done splendid 
work. By September 1st all dues had been paid. 

Even a comparatively new home such as Haven, needs repairs, and so, 
during the past year, considerable work has been done on the building and 
is now in much better condition. However, there is still more to be done, 
and we hope, before the end of the year, to have the property in perfect 

New equipment for the kitchen has been installed, but we have not the 
funds to pay for it as yet. The cost of this equipment, as well as the cost 
of the contemplated repairs referred to, must be provided for. 

There have been a number of changes in the teaching staff during the 
past year, a new matron and several new teachers have taken the places of 
those who left for other fields of work. 

The prospects for the coming year are very bright, but we need your 
continued interest and support to make the year 1922-192.? the best in the 
history of the Home. 


Atlanta, Georgia. 
Committee. — Mrs. Alay Leonard Woodruff. 

A new Thai'er Home will greet you next year. During these past months 
workmen have been busy remodelling the old building and greatly enlarging 
it. When fully equipped the enlarged and improved building will furnish 
accommodations for about sixtv girls, and the total cost will be approxi- 
mately $40,000. 

The Domestic Science and Sewing and Dressmaking Dei)artments have 
been fully equipped witii the best modern appliances, and as in the past, the 
students of Clark University will have the beneiit ot these classes in addition 
to our own girls. 

Thayer is now modern and equipped to render even better service 
than in the past. Entirely new plumbing has been installed throughout, the 
rooms are bright and cheery, and altogether it is a home of which our 
.Society may be proud. We expect to dedicate the building the latter part 
of January. 

The buildiiTg operations have been under the direct charge of Aliss 
Grace G. McCormick. the Superintendent, who has spent many months 
supervising and directing the work at great sacrifice of her health and com- 
fort. Her uiiselfish devotion and knowledge of necessary requirements have 
been of inestimable service and the successful completion of the work has 
been largely due to her efforts. 

Thaver Home is the oldest of the Home of our Society, and has a 

148 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

record of many years of helpfulness to its credit. The new Thayer fills a 
long-felt need, and greatly increases onr ability to serve the girls who are 
so anxious for a chance to learn. 

Your loyal support of Thayer has made possible its many years of use- 
fulness, hut the building debt and cost of new equipment make your con- 
tinned support imperative. We ask your earnest and generous help. 


Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Atlanta Mission, in charge of Mrs. Hattie Carmichael, has had a 
most successful year, but we are expecting even better results for our work 
this coming year for the mission is now installed in new quarters. Thirty- 
four little ones are enrolled in the kindergarten, which holds its sessions in 
the morning, and grade classes meet in the afternoon. 

Kent for the new building is paid by the Missionary Society of Warren 
Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, of Atlanta. Mrs. Carmichael is 
deserving of great praise for her exceptional work in building up this mis- 
sion, which has great possibilities of future growth and service. 


AI1S.S M. E. Stewart, Secrelary, 

50 Harvard Avenue, Providence, R. I. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 

Reports by Mrs. E. L. Albright. 

CoMMiTTF.r. — Mrs. A. E. Griffith, Mrs. S. S. Blaisdell, Mrs. A. Stratford 


241 College Street, Asheville, N. C. 
Miss Louisa A. Bell, Superintendent. 

Sixty girls were resident in the Home, and these, with the day .students, 
made a school enrollment of over two hundred. 

Our girls were kept in excellent health by the watchful care of our 
Superintendent, and the character of the work in all departments was of a 
high order. 

On Decision Day, fifty-two confessed to have found Christ as their 
Saviour, while many more expressed a desire for a fuller Christian life. 

Our teachers and girls continue ti) give valuable service in all the ac- 
tivities of Berry Chapel, which is an outgrowth of our work. 

The sewing exhibit at Allen was considered the best ever made, and 
every Senior and Junior and most of the eighth grade girls qualified ni 
bread-making. Two musicales given by the Senior and Junior classes were 
highly appreciated by a large audience. 

Eight girls were graduated. Of these, one is teaching, two are taking 
nurse training, four have entered other institutions for advanced training, 
and one is married. 

Improvements we expected to make during the school year were de- 
layed by the late payment of pledges, but the painting of the exteriors was 
completed before the opening this fall, and the buildings now present a most 
attractive appearance. 

The work at Allen was o])ened in the year 1887, when two teachers and 
three pupils knelt in prayer in a reconstructed livery stable. At that time no 
public schools were provided for Negroes. Ours was the pioneer effort in 
.Asheville for the education of the race in grades and industrial training. 
As the years have passed, a good public school system has been established 
in which many .\llen Home Graduates have been employed as teachers. 

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This year a new i)ublic school building of brick, costing $110,000 witliout 
equipment, with an auditorium seating 1,100, will be opened. Twenty-two 
teachers will be employed in the grades and manual training. 

Our pioneer ctTort is bringing abundant fruit. And the little "class of 
Methodists" which we fostered as they held their religious services in our 
school room has grown into a strong, well organized church which is recog- 
nized as one of the best charges in the North Carolina Conference. 

I call your attention to these evidences of progress in order that you 
may see how our small beginnings in school work stimulate communities to 
educational effort and the organization of churches. 

In making my final report as a Bureau Secretary after thirty-five years 
of service, I want to make most grateful acknowledgment of the unfailing 
sympathy and the generous support that has been given me in my work. In 
doing this you have made possible whatever progress has been made. I 
return to you the trust you committed to me, thanking you for the privilege 
of having served with you in building up the kingdom of our Lord, Jesus 


Corner Campbell and Dc Kalb Streets, Camden, S. C. 

Mrs. Robert Ball, Superintendent. 

In the past year there have been 437 students enrolled in Mather Acad- 
emy, and 97 girls resident in Browning Home. Many others were refused 
admittance because of lack of room. 

Our pupils are coming increasingly from the second and third genera- 
tion of our students, and wc find in thom increased ability to concentrate 
their minds on study. 

Good reports come from our undergraduates who have entered higher 
schools. At Claflin University, all our graduates arc admitted without 
examination, and a Browning student of last year's class is reported as 
leading her classes. Another is a pupil teacher in chemistry, and is doing 
good work. 

Aside from the usual work in the class room, many other lines of work 
are being carried on. A Sunday-school in the Home, Epworth League, 
Queen Esther Circle, Missionary meetings, and the Sunday-schools at 
Ephesus and Wesley are examples of these special activities. A Home 
Missionary Auxiliary has been organized at Wesley, and at Ephesus, we 
are aiding the people to secure a new public school building for a "two- 
teacher school." The Sunday-school in the Home raised sixty- four dollars. 
Five dollars was sent to the "needy children of the world," a hundred sing- 
ing b(X)ks were bought, and the balance was given to Trinity Church, where 
our pupils attend. 

Owing to the fact that our girls have had less money than in previous 
years and have found it hard to pay membership dues, our Queen Esther 
Circle has been smaller. 

During Commencement week a play was given in honor of "Mather 
Day." and "Benefactors' Day" was celebrated with exercises in the Chapel 
by five of the lower grades. A class reception was held and an exhibition 
and concert given by the sewing department. 

An early graduate of the school who has since studied at Hampton and 
graduated at Wisconsin University, was the Commencement speaker, and 
delighted the audience with a fine address. 

The graduating class numbered eighteen — fifteen girls and three lioys. 
They are well prepared to do Christian service. 

A number of improvements have been made at Browning during Ihc 
year. Cement walks four feet wide have been laid, connecting the buildings 
on the campus, and the exterior of every building has been painted. 

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Mrs. E. W. Seeds, Secretary 
Aparliiicnt IS. 17.?1 H Street, N. W., Washington, U. C. 

Mrs. Lavanua Gassner Murphy, Secretary Emeritus, 
Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 


Marshall, Texas. 

Miss LuLLLA Johnson, Superintendent. 
Com AUTTKK.-— Miss Carrie Barge, Mrs. Spriggs-Ratliff, Mrs. F. .\. Artcr. 

The work for the year in the industrial department was very successful. 
Twenty-one received certificates in plain sewing, sixteen received diplomas 
in dressmaking, five in Domestic Science. The year opened with a full 
house, twenty-five pupils enrolled and all doing splendid work. Miss John- 
son, our Superintendent, said, "It was a model Home," all so happy and 
content. On Armistice Day, November 11th, in the evening when all were 
gathered in study hall, they smelled smoke and at once discovered it to come 
from a closet. Being impossible to extinguish the fire, an alarm was given. 
The Superintendent almost lost her life in trying to save the "Home" 
where she was so happy with the girls. The shock was so great that later 
she went to Bancroft-Taylor Rest Home for the remainder of the year for a 
rest. Miss Alice Birch, the domestic science teacher, remained, and the 
classes continued throughout the year, doing good work and having a splen- 
did King Home night. One of our girls is now a missionary in Monrovia, 
.Africa, and has organized a Queen Esther Circle over there. The Board of 
Trustees has deemed it wise to discontinue this work in connecticni with 
Wiley University. 


1203 East Avenue, .Austin, Texas. 

M]ss C. I. KiNc;, Superintendent. 

V.\\zd Dee had an unusually small school last year. Eleven finished in 
I)lain sewing, three received diplomas for dressmaking, two for domestic 
science and four finished in elementary domestic science. The Assistant of 
Home Economics of the Texas University made a special trip to Eliza Dee 
to study our method of "keeping a home." She was pleased with her visit 
and said she wished all her pupils could see how systematic and immaculate 
the "Home" was kept, everything so convenient like a home, and not an 
Institution. At Christmas the girls visit the "Old Ladies' Home" and carry 
them gifts received from their own homes. The old ladies tell them how 
thankful they should be for Eliza Dee Home and the women in the North 
who make it possible for them to have such a home. One of our own girls 
is now in charge of the kitchen. When offered pay, after assisting the wife 
of the College president several times with entertainments, Rosa said. "No, 
I am only too glad to show what Eliza Dee has done for me." All are 
mcml)ers of the Queen Esther Circle. Many belong from the College and 
their programs are fine. We wish to thank all who heli)e(l us during the 
year at both King and Eliza Dee Home. Pray for us always. Let us liel]) 
these people to know Jesus, the living truth, (iod has a great work that 
needs to be done and done (|uickly. To us come the words of Jesus as to 
the fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, "Follow me." 

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Mrs. Horace T. Dknnis, Secretary . 

56 Moss Avenue, Highland Park, Mich. 

Mrs, J. R. Waters, Associate Secretary, 

111 Hazelwood Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

Mrs. M. L. Donelson, Superintendent. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 

Committee. — Mrs. W. F. Anderson, Mrs. J. R. Waters, Mrs. Hcdlcy R. 


Fifteen years have passed since I first attempted the work of this Bureau, 
and while much of its history has been very commonplace and no marvelous 
record to record, to some extent we have advanced, step by step, and our 
yearly visit has been looked forward to with pleasure, but always with the 
end in view to leave the Homes better than we found them. 

It is but to be expected that every type of girl enters our Homes, the 
problem how best to guide that the best result may be reached in the indi- 
vidual girl. 

In Kent Home we had an enrollment of furty-thrce girls, which is its 
full capacity^ 

The Graduating Class were of a superior type every way, and one re- 
turned from last year's class for more advanced work ; the honor fell to this 
girl to receive the Bible from "Stewart Foundation," connected with Gam- 
mon Theological Seminary, for the best missionary essay, and one of the 
Seniors the Hymnal for the best missionary hymn. The latter was also 
valedictorian of Bennett College Class, which is an honor earned by credits, 
according to the rules of the College, all of which is gratifying that our 
girls could take first rank out of a large class. 

Outside drainages, minor repairs, replacing and adding furnishings in- 
creased quite a large bill of expense, but with generous support and in- 
creasing self-help each year, we find ourselves with sufficient balance to 
reopen the Home and provide coal for the year. For all this we are grate- 
ful, but best of all, for the everwidening influence as we send our girls out 
as a blessing to their race. 


Morristown, Tennessee. 

Mrs. Ada B. Murphy, Superinlcndcnl. 

New Jersey Conference Home was somewhat retarded in its progress 
by the necessary change of Superintendent after a few months, but witli al! 
has made progress. Early in January, Crary Hall, at Morristown Industrial 
and Normal Institute was burned, and being affiliated as we are, the handi- 
cap must needs fall on us also, but in a true, neighborly way. New Jersey 
Home threw^ open its doors for a time, and later divided our sewing room and 
the work was not allowed to suffer to a large extent. Now, a Junior Build- 
ing is in process of erection, and New Jersey Home must keep pace as far 
as possible. Here, too, we have redecorated and added a few improvements 
in other lines, and have over a year's supply of coal. 

As we sum up the work of the bureau we are thankful for a degree of 
material success suflicient to keep our Superintendents free from financial 
embarrassment in any form, but were this all we could hardly sound the 
note of triumph, neither when we send our girls out into the untried way 
are we overconfident, but rather in the return in after years. Over and 
over has this been exemplified and quickly we associate this girl with the 
Auxiliary or Circle having aided her in her days of preparation and we 
sec this is the kej' to success used by God for a needy race, and we say God 
bless the individual member of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

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Mrs. Edward L. Knostman, Secretary, 
1725 North Washington Street, Junction City, Kans. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 

CoMMiTTti;. — Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, Mrs. H. S. Hbllingsworth, Mrs. F. M. 


612 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, La. 

Mrs. M. E. Eslick, Superintendent. 

First, let us go to the Italian Mission, our "Neighborhood Home," down 
ill tlic old French District of New Orleans, where there are many Italians 
and plenty of children, all of whom are needing just the things our workers 
are trying to bring them. Kindergarden for the little ones, in a warm 
cheery room, bright with the many colored paper chains, and other decora- 
tions made by the little folks. Boys' and girls' clubs, sewing classes for 
older girls, social evening for the young people, mothers' meeting — all of 
these are in flourishing condition and are bringing into the lives of those we 
touch a bit of love they so need. Mrs. Eslick has had a most gratifying 
year, especially in regard to our Sunday-school and Epworth League. The 
total attendance of which has been over 4,500. To quote Mrs. Eslick, I 
feel that the past year has witnessed some growth, has made us stronger, 
we are effecting a better organization as enrollment. 

In regard to our Home, which we are very happy about, Mrs. Eslick 
writes, "The environment of the Home and facilities for work have been 
wonderfully improved. It is now a comfortable place in which to work and 
many callers are finding it a cheerful place in which to spend a few hours. 
The past year eleven hundred and seventy-one availed themselves of the 

Mrs. Eslick also makes a strong plea for good books for our reading 
room, Victrola records, and good clothing for children. She closes her letter 
with these words, "It seems an impossibility to portray to another an ade- 
(|uate conception of the dire needs in this community. One must sec con- 
ditions to appreciate them. It was a revelation to me. 

Having begun this good work, nmv is not the time to let down in our 
efforts. For the need is ever necessary, so we need your help as never 


New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Miss Anna Burch (Faith). 

(Scholarship, $15.) 

Mrs. Lizzie Hawkins (Trinity). 

The enrollment at Faith Kindergarten has been larger than ever and 
the attendance accordingly, there being an average of over fifty during the 
school year. It is impossible to i)Ut into words the joy that this Kinder- 
garten has brought into the lives of these poor, neglected children. Miss 
Burch has a heart full of love for these little ones and has done a really 
wonderful work in this neighborhood. Our work here goes on twelve 
months in the year, for when the weather is too hot to stay in the Kinder- 
garten room there is the playground with its shelter, its sec-saws and wading 
pool ; the old fig tree and the bit of garden that the children so thoroughly 
enjoy. Who can measure the good that has come to these children through 

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tlie kindergarten and playgronnd, wliich is tiie only clean spot the children 
have to call their own. 

Is it not worth much more than any sacrifice we may have made that 
this might be possible? 

The interest of the older girls has been very keen in the sewing classes 
under Mrs. Stanley, and good work has been done. 

Last Spring Miss Cato, Domestic Science teacher from Peck Home, 
opened a class in cooking. Of course, this work was of necessity, very sim- 
ple, because of lack of equipment, but the girls were interested and it 
brought to them a little touch of home, which these girls know all too little 
about. What we need here on Lil)erty Street, in addition to our present 
work, is a day nursery and a trained worker, who will have charge of work 
for the older boys and girls. Who will help make this possible? 

Mrs. Hawkins, at Trinity Kindergarten, is doing splendidly, we are 
very proud of this worker, who received all her training at Faith Kinder- 
garten and has taken advantage of every opportunity made to increase her 
usefulness. She gives of herself gladly and willingly, never too tired to help 
a needy child. All summer, when it was so exceedingly hot, she never missed 
a day, and when told that she might have the first two weeks of September 
for vacation, she replied, "I don't want any vacation, seems like my summer 
work just gets me ready for my winter work." Mrs. Hawkins has been 
taking special lessons in sewing at Peck Home and giving each afternoon 
to a class of older children, what she has learned. 

We are doing our best to meet the needs of this Bureau, as we see 
them. But, O! there are so many opportunities to do more. That we just 
long for power to lay the burdens of these needs upon the hearts of our 
women that we may realize more of our desires and ideals for all depart- 
ments of the work of this Bureau. 


5323 Pitt Street. New Orleans, La. 
Mrs. Emma W. Fisher, Superintendent. 

At the .Annual Commencement last May, Peck Home granted nine 
di])lomas in Domestic Art and forty-six certificates in plain sewing. Each 
of these fifty-five girls made her own graduating outfit complete, including 
lace-trimmed and hand-embroidered undergarments and simple organdie 
dresses. In addition to this there were a large number of beautiful pieces 
of fancy work and many garments and dresses ready for exhibit which gave 
proof of their good training along all lines of needlework. Sixteen girls 
also received Certificates in Domestic Science, and eight Senior girls said 
good-bye to Peck Home. Fifty-eight girls enjoyed all privileges of* the 
Home. In addition, there are two hundred and ninety, an increase of forty 
over last year, enrolled as day students. 

The comradeship of these girls is fine in their home and school life. 
We have had a wonderful 3'car together. Mrs. Fisher writes of them as 
follows : "We are gaining confidence as year after year the girls depart 
to different fields of labor, and the reports come to us of their sterling 
worth in their chosen vocations, and I know you will rejoice with me that 
we have all helped to make lives stronger and happier by sending out these 
well trained Christian girls ready to take their place as helpful citizens." 
Can you imagine the immense value of these girls to the community from 
which they come to and to which they may go? We recognize it, and 
believe that the demands and sacrifice required of us to make training 
possible is none too big a price. If our workers feel this way, should we 
not give willingly and cheerfully of our funds to "Keep the Home Fires 

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1101 Izard Street, Little Rock, Ark. 
Mrs. Hilda Nasmyth, Superinlcndcnl. 

Here, too, we have had a, happy year, with the usual number 
(seventy-eight) of girls enrolled. It is always a pleasure to visit this Home 
and see the spirit of helpfulness that exists among the girls. 

Many repairs were needed and we had wondered just how the money 
was to he secured with which to meet these bills. While we worked and 
prayed a letter came from Mrs. Nasmyth in which she wrote, "We have a 
surprise for you, don't worry any more," and what do you think it was? 

Mrs. Nasmyth, with the help of the "Queen Esther" and "Home Guards" 
had been busy. I feel that she may be justly proud of her work. Her ac- 
complishments might put some of our own Societies to shame. A total of 
.'f 1,1 59.29 was raised by these two organizations, through dues, pledges, mite- 
boxes and sale of needlework. The money was spent in making the very 
necessary improvements at the Home. The buildings, fences, laundry and 
trunk rooms were given a much needed coat of paint. A garage and con- 
crete drive were constructed and general repairs inside the home effected. 
The Home also paid its apportionment to the National Treasurer. 

The spirit shown by the girls is most creditable. Some of them have 
given as much as $5 and $6 apiece. All but one brought back her mite-box 
tilled with what she had to ofTer. 

A former member of the Bible Class sent $10 and wished that he could 
double it. 

But not all the time is spent in serious endeavor. They have good times 
as well as we. The second Saturday in May is Annual Outing Day with 
them. The excursion is always a reward, a merit. This year one hundred, 
and thirty thoroughly enjoyed a picnic in a grove eighteen miles from the 
city. A severe storm which came up late in the afternoon could not dampen 
their spirits in the least. 

Does it not pay to help girls who are not only willing, but anxious, 
to do their best to help themselves and help lift as far as possible the 
burden of extra expense from the hearts of the beloved Superintendent and 
the Bureau Secretary. 


, Secretary, 

CoMMiTTi-K. — Mrs. M. L. Woodruflf. 

For .some months past, a Woman's Magazine has been earnestly advo- 
cating a program of work upon which all great National Organizations 
could agree. Such a program has at last been formulated by the National 
Congress of Mothers' and Parent Teachers' Association, and endorsed by 
the General Federation. This platform consists of six (6) Welfare Issues, 
known as the "6 Vs." They are Peace, Prohibition. Protection of Women 
in Industry, Physical Education, Protection of the Home, and Public 
Schools. And with the adoption of this platform, they say, "Now, at last, 
we are ready to go — and here is a definite road ahead of us." 

Immediately, for our Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, which long since had its definite road and its distinct 

Departments. 155 

platform, adopted the "6 VV.y" : Women, Work, Win, World, Wealth and 
Wisdom. The women of this great organization are working to win the 
world for Christ, and needing wisdom and wealth. Not alone material 
wealth, but wealth of devotion and service. Now, the outstandoing "3 Ws" 
are Women, Work, and World, and of our women, those who do their 
work in the hardest and darkest places, are the Missionaries and Deacon- 
esses — more than 1,000 of them — and these women could not go on, un- 
ceasingly, without rest. 

Again, I read that a certain magazine has offered a prize of $1,000 to 
that Woman's Organization, which during the year, shall best demonstrate 
that it renders the greatest bcnclit to the community and country at large. 
Had it not been that our Woman's Home Missionary Society is a religious 
body, not affiliated with any secular federation, I would immediately pro- 
ceed to seek the prize for us, and we could at once claim one great superior- 
ity, that we are the only National Organization that provides Rest Homes 
for its workers. Even the National Nurses' Association does not have a 
National Rest Home, and folks are asking why. 

Now, these women, who work with untiring devotion to win the world, 
need not only wealth and wisdom, but a place in which to rest, to rally from 
the fatigue of excess labor, so we take them to Bancroft-Taylor at Ocean 
Grove, to Fenton Memorial, and Methodist Missionary House at Chau- 
tauqua, to Thompson Rest at Mountain Lake Park, to Olney in Michigan, 
and to the other Rest Homes in Pennsylvania and on the Pacific Coast. 

I count Olney with the National Homes, because it is national in its 
scope. I am in almost constant and direct communication with it, and 
more than half a dozen conferences contribute to its support. For those 
who come to the place, where they must lay down their arms, and looking 
toward the horizon, watch for the setting sun, which means to them, the 
dawning of a new day. For these, we have Sunset Rest Cottage, all that its 
name implies, now already full to its capacity with our exhausted workers. 

It was my pleasure to spend a few delightful days at Thompson Rest 
Home last summer, and I enjoyed the homelike, restful atmosphere of the 
place, the motherliness and genuine interest of Miss Hicks, the new and 
much-needed furnishings, made possible through Mrs. King's Supply De- 
partment. At Mountain Park Lake, Maryland, are held annually great 
Epworth League Institute, and our Interdenominational Schools of Missions, 
drawing from all nearby states, and we should make our Rest Home here 
as attractive and comfortable as possible. 

Quoting from the same magazine that offers the $1,000 prize, and that 
tells us that we have fourteen million intelligent organized educated voting 
women in National Organizations in this country today, I note these words : 
"Having caught the vision at Chautauqua." There were others at Chau- 
tauqua who caught the vision, and who did not wait for the recent Biennial 
Federation Meeting — those who caught the heavenly vision, and gave to us 
our Fenton Memorial Home, and made possible our Methodist Missionary 

I could tell you many interesting and fascinating facts about our Rest 
Homes. I might give you prosy statistics of finance of the many letters 
written and received, of the messages sent to all Conferences and the numer- 
ous replies. I might dilate upon some of the work I have done, but as 
John Bunyan, when congratulated upon the effectiveness of his sermons, 
said, "I am only God's fiddle," the instrument on which he has elected to 
play some tune. 

I here express the appreciation and gratitude for vyhat you have done 
and are doing, for your generous appropriation to Bancroft-Taylor Home, 
and to refer you for real information and statistics, regarding the latter, to 
the Chairman of the Committee, Mrs. Woodruflf. 

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Mks. Lillian Leonard Slack, Secretary. 

CoMMiTTKE. — Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff, Mrs. D. D. Spellman, Mr.s. E. 
C. Burwirth. 


San Turce, Porto Rico. 
(Scholarships, $75.) 
Mrs. J. C. Murray, Superintendent, P. O. Box 966. 

After nine years of administration of the work of the Bureau, the 
Secretary was privileged to visit the Island of Porto Rico for the second 
time. Many changes were noted. Conditions in many places were im- 
proved, but the great need of educating and Christianizing the people con- 
fronted us on all sides. Little more than one-third of the children of school 
age are in school. Mission schools are welcome and are overflowing. At 
the Orphanage, little girls had grown big, the big girls of nine years ago 
had gone out into the world to take their places. Mrs. James C. Murray 
who, for twelve years has directed the work and mothered the girls, is 
giving strong and vigorous service. This year she will be assisted by Mrs. 
J. M. Dodd, of Richmond, Indiana, and a most cordial welcome awaits her 
as she sails to the Island of Enchantment. 

On July 6, 1922, ground was broken for the Gertrude Orvis Building. 
Appropriate exercises were conducted by Rev. Charles Baer, pastor of the 
Union Church. The building will be ready for occupancy in the Fall of 
1922. Applications for entrance from all parts of the Island are pouring 
in, and when the doors open there will be no vacant places. 

Send in your contributions for buildings and furnishings that there 
may be no debt on the building. 


Porto Rico. 

The four Day Schools, McKinley, Woodruff, Williams and Fisk, are 
crowded to capacity with a throng of happy little folks of various shades, 
from white to black. All are glad to be back in the Mission Kindergartens 
after the long hot days of the summer spent in the streets and patios. 

Miss Maria T. Villa, the new Director, sent there a year ago, is most 
efficient and has won the hearts of the native teachers and the children. 
During the summer. Miss Villa conducted a Training Class for the native 
workers at the George O. Robinson Orphanage, teaching new methods, 
games and songs. 

The outlook is bright and promising. It is here that the first seeds of 
love are sown in the hearts and minds of the children. 


Porto Rico. 

On a small island in the Harbor of San Juan are about fifty men, 
women and children, the victims of the dread disease of leprosy. A phy- 
sician of the Board of Health makes regular trips to the Island, treating the 
l)atients with the Chaulmoogral Oil, the remedy which seems, in many cases, 
to help these poor, afflicted people. The Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety is privileged to assist in making life a little more bearable for these 
isolated children of the Father. Contributions may be sent through the 
regular channels distinctly marked for this work. 


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"The rapid success of the new Iiiterdciiomiiiatiinial work in Santo 
Domingo has been most surprising and almost overwhelming. Its growth 
has upset all calculations for equipment and workers demand an immediate 
enlargement." This is the report of Rev. Nathan Huffman,, Superintendent. 
The work at all the mission stations is most gratifying. Already in Santo 
Domingo City, the capital, the room used for church services has been 
outgrown and it is planned to erect at once an auditorium on the Mission 
property seating five hundred. The second preaching place in the capital 
has been opened. 

The medical work has had a wonderful year, treating an average of 
one thousand cases per month. Another American nurse, Miss Steele, has 
been added to the staflf. 

District nursing is being carried on, special attention is being given to 
infant feeding and care of children. 

Medical supplies will be greatly appreciated and may be sent to the 
Board for Christian Work in Santo Domingo, 25 Madison Avenue, New 
York City. 

Send cash through the regular channels to the Bureau Secretary. 


Mrs. Adelaide Hudd, Secretary, 
2928 Northwestern Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 
(Scholarship, $75.) 
Committee. — Mrs. J. H. Freeman, Mrs. S. S. Kresge. 

Of the nearly one and a half million Mexicans in the United States, 
nine-tenths live in the Great Southwest. The combined force on Protestant- 
ism, whose task is to make these people Christian Americans, numbers 
about four hundred — two hundred and fifty Ministers and workers, and 
one hundred and fifty Missionaries at work in Mission Schools. 

As the result of years of faithful work among these people, recent sta- 
tistics tell us there are three hundred Churches, with one thousand twelve 
hundred members ; the enrollment in the Sunday-schools is more than the 
church membership. For more than thirty years, the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society has been active in the wonderful field, and has added its 
contribution to the work accomplished. 


4952 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Miss Jennie Mathias, Superintendent. 

Those in any way responsible for the work of Frances De Pauw In- 
dustrial School are determined that it shall measure up to its responsibility, 
and that it shall become more and more a blessing to the girls who live 
under its roof, where they come to have a personal knowledge of Christ, 
and from which they go to live among their own people the Christ life. 
Plans to extend the work to include classes in millinery and various activi- 
ties for the physical development of the girls, are a part of the program for 
the year. 


405 North Fourteenth Street, Albuquerque, N. M. 

Mrs. Mary E. Johnston, Superintendent. 

The Harwood School has more girls than should be housed there. We 
are accustomed to think of this school running along smoothly in all lines 
of its work. While this is true to a large extent this year, we are very 
anxious as to the future of this work. As a result of the condemnation of 

158 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

our building by the city authorities, we are not to be allowed to use our 
third floor after this year. It, therefore, becomes necessary for us to 
seriously consider a new building, in which we shall be able to care for more 
girls. Until this becomes a reality, we must plan to meet the requirements 
of the City Commission, and still maintain the work, taking as many girls 
as we are able to properly care for. 

You have long been familiar with Harwood School and its work ; now, 
in this emergency, we ask your prayers and continued interest, that finally 
we shall have in this center of Mexican folks, adequate buildings and equip- 
ment to meet the responsibility which is ours. 


1200 East Seventh Street, Tucson, Ariz. 
Mrs. May H. Tousley, Superintendent. 

The Mary J. Piatt School has always as many girls as can be cared 
for. In spite of numerous discouragements during the year 1921 and 1922, 
the workers felt at the end of the year that they had had a good year and 
that their efforts had not been for naught. The year 1922 and 1923 opens 
with a number of new workers, a full school and good prospects. There is 
need in Tucson of some work among the Mexicans living in the city. We 
expect this year to begin work among them, hoping in this way to extend 
the influence of the school. 


1119 East Fifth Street, El Paso, Texas. 

Miss Emma Brandeberry, Superintendent. 

(Kindergarten Scholarships, $15; Cooking Class Scholarships, $5.) 

The work at the Rose Gregory Houchen Settlement is growing. Feel- 
ing the need of more room for our workers, we have fitted up rooms in the 
building in which the Clinic is located for the classes in Carpentry, Sewing 
and Millinery, and a room for the loom. During the last year good work 
was done, giving contact with a larger group of people. The Freeman 
Clinic, being new, should perhaps, have special mention. The growth has 
been rapid, more so than was expected. Miss Stoltz, our Nurse in charge, 
has given her best, and to her is largely due the high standard maintained. 
Long before the year closed it was very evident that there was more work 
than Miss Stoltz could care for, so our other workers, as they could spare the 
time, came to her assistance. It is fascinating work to minister to the 
physical needs of folks, with the hope that finally one may be able to point 
them to the great Physician — our Christ. We have a splendid staff of doc- 
tors, the best in the city, who have given and are giving freely of their time 
to these less favored people. 


Miss E. Jean Oram, General Secretary, 

1831 East Ninety-third Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mrs. E. V. Du Bois, Associate Secretary, 

Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

Committee. — Mrs. W. L. Boswell, Mrs. Walter R. Brown, Mrs. Frederick 

L. Taft, Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, Mrs. Silas Sprowls. 

Requirements for Admission. 

The candidate for training should be at least eighteen years of age ; 
must be a member in good standing of some evangelical church ; must pre- 

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sent testimonials of good character; also a certificate of good health, signed 
by a reputable physician, for which the proper blanks will be supplied by 
the Training School ; must have had the preliminary training of a high- 
school course, or its equivalent. 

A probationary term of two months is required from all candidates for 
training before final acceptance. 

Students are expected to conform promptly and cheerfully to all re- 
quirements of the Faculty, and all rules and regulations of the School. 

Application blanks and catalogues setting forth in detail the standards 
of admission and graduation, and the courses of study offered, may be 
secured from the schools, or from the Bureau Secretary. 

Scholarships — $150. 

A limited number of scholarships, available for those who expect to 
enter the service of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, may be had on 
application by those who are unable to meet their own expenses. 

All who become beneficiaries of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety by receiving a scholarship, are obligated for service with the Society, 
"which obligation shall be satisfied by a term of service in the Society of 
one year of service for each year of training ; or the amount of the scholar- 
ship shall be returned as soon as practicable." The beneficiary will, how- 
ever, receive during these years of service the regular salary or allowance 
paid to her class of workers. 

Study Course. 

The study-course covers three years, and includes practice work under 
the direction of capable, experienced instructors. Courses are offered for 
the training of — 

Parish Workers. Settlement and Community Workers. 

Pastors' Assistants. Teachers of Household Science and 

Church Secretaries. Art. 

Directors of Religious Education. Kindergartners. 

Sunday School. Rural Community Leaders. 

Epworth League. Daily Vacation Bible School Teachers. 

Junior League Leaders. 




U50 North Capitol Street, Washington, District of Columbia. 

Applicants for admission to the School for Nurses should be between 
the ages of eighteen and thirty-three years. The educational standard is 
high school, or its equivalent. 

Candidates must be members of some evangelical church, and are ex- 
pected, throughout the course, to conduct themselves according to the stand- 
ards and rules of the institution. 

Application blanks are provided by the hospital. All applications must 
be accompanied by reference from the pastor of the applicant and two other . 
persons, not relatives. A physician's certificate as to physical fitness is 

Classes are formed in September and February of each year. The 
course of instruction covers three years. 

Sibley Memorial Hospital is a modern building with up-to-date equip- 
ment. It is a general hospital of 175 beds. Thorough, practical experience 
may be obtained in medical, surgical, gynecological, obstetrical, and chil- 
dren's wards. The maternity department, for which there is a separate 
building, is second to none in Washington. 

160 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Teaching in the operating rooms includes the handling of instruments, 
an experience not obtainable in every hospital. Experience will also be 
given in the dispensary, pharmacy, and laboratory. There is a thorough 
course in dietetics and practice in the diet kitchen. 

Needs : Scholarships, annual and endowed ; gifts and pledges to apply 
on building-indebtedness; money for current expenses. If Conference ap- 
portionments to Training Schools are paid in full there will still be a large 
proportion of the expense not provided for. The apportionments made do 
not cover the needs. Additional pledges and gifts from Conference surplus- 
funds and personal gifts, will be required to meet the Annual Budgets. 


1140-1150 North Capitol Street, Washington, D. C. 

Henry S. France, D.D., President. 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Brubaker, A.B., Dean. 

Miss Katherine Hankin, R.N., Superintendent of Nurses. 

The most important phase of the work which the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society is doing is that of training for Christian service — the suc- 
cess of the field depending upon the quality of instruction given in the train- 
ing centers. Because of the standard maintained in our Training School, in 
the Bible and Nurse Training Departments, makes its appeal to the college 
woman as well as to the high school graduate. 

Classes opened on September 19th with an enrollment of one hundred 
and twenty, the best kind of testimony to the success of the past year. The 
increased attendance may be largely accredited to the publicity which the 
School has received from students and graduates, and from the field workers 
who have been instructors in Institutes, Camps, and Summer Schools, and 
who have been a power in turning young women toward Christian service. 

The crowded condition of the School emphasizes most forcefully the 
need for additional quarters. We are trusting that as you plan for the 
future of this great work you will keep in mind the fact that its progress is 
limited only by the housing capacity. A lot in the rear of Rust Hall, on 
M Street, has been purchased to protect our property and to provide for 
future growth. 

Bible School. 

Our staff has been strengthened by the addition of Miss Mary E. White- 
head and Miss Gertrude Post, of Buffalo. Special instruction in American- 
ization is given by Miss Maude E. Alton, who is at the head of this work 
in the District of Columbia and who, therefore, supervises the practical 
work which our students do along this line. Rev. C. S. Cole who, for a 
number of years has been a government specialist, is giving a course in 
National Economics. Miss Nelle Monks, who has studied with masters in 
France and Germany, has taken charge of the courses in music, instructing 
in voice, piano and organ. We are most fortunate in being able to retain on 
our non-resident Faculty, representatives of the best colleges and universi- 
ties, who co-operate with the resident Faculty in the maintenance of the 
college standard. 

The practical work of the School continues to broaden. In addition to 
the various lines of church work, case work with the Associated Charities. 
Americanization and Settlement Work, our students are assisting in two 
welfare stations. Playground supervision has also become a part of the 

The work of the Daily Vacation Bible School Teachers' Training 
course is becoming an important factor in our summer program. A large 
number of those assisting in these schools in the District, and some from 

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adjoining states, received their training here. Fifty were enrolled. Many 
of our students have opportunity to carry on this work successfully in their 
home churches. 


Sixty-nine nurses are now in training. A Medical Council has been 
organized to act as Advisory Council to the President of the School and 
the Superintendent of Nurses, and to meet monthly with Physicians and 
Surgeons attending the Hospital. 

One thousand one hundred and twenty-one babies were born in Sibley 
Hospital last year ; 2,000 operations were performed, and over $6,000 worth 
of free work was given. Many are turned away for lack of room, but no 
one is ever turned away for want of money. 

Sibley Guild continues to be of great assistance to the institution, and 
has given, during the year, linen and equipment to the value of $3,500. 


129 Haight Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Alexander C. Stevens, A.M., President. 
Miss Lily A. Lyster, A.B., Dean. 

The Pacific Coast is, day by day, becoming more and more a world 
arena. The tenseness of this hour in which we live, in all national and social 
relations, compels a thoughtfulness and a preparedness for life service. 
Especially is this true for those who are eager to share the needs and the 
sufferings of humanity. 

The San Francisco National Training School is eagerly reaching to- 
ward that standard of equipment and leadership which will compel all who 
know of its work to give it recognition as a force for righteousness, and a 
place for the best possible training in matters of the Kingdom of God. 

Eleven students received their diplomas at the last commencement of 
the Training School. Bishop Adna Wright Leonard was the speaker. 

The present year opens with an enrollment of thirty-four resident stu- 
dents and three day-students, and with new strength in the personnel of the 
faculty. Miss Frances Kallstedt A.B., formerly a National Field Secre- 
tary ; Miss Minnie Himrod, A.M., experienced club leader and teacher, and 
Miss Laura Corlett, B.R.E., Boston University, are added to the faculty, 
thus giving us unusual promise for the future, and winning immediate 
recognition in all teaching circles of the Pacific Coast. w /• - 


26 Nutt Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. 

Miss Elizabeth Davis, Superintendent. 

Miss Emma White, Assistant Superintendent. 

The school has made a creditable record during the year, although 
greatly affected by the absence of our faithful superintendent. The ex- 
periences have been varied, but in them all God has upheld and guided, and 
the results have far exceeded our expectation. 

The student body has been unusual in that it included a Slovak young 
man as a day student. He was brought to Christ through the work of a 
Slovak colporteur. He is looking forward to taking up Christian work, and 
this year is continuing his studies in the preparatory department of Taylor 

162 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Our scope of service has been greatly enlarged in that the Coke Region 
Community Center, made possible by the offerings of the Young People's 
Societies, has become a reality. It was opened February- 19th, and since 
that time has been a place of great activity. It is indeed the "House by the 
side of the road," a real Friendship House, ministering to the bodies, intel- 
lects, and souls of the people. Not only is it ministering to those who enlist 
in its classes, or attend its services, but to a great number who are afraid to 
come into the building, but who, during the evenings, stand at the windows, 
whose blinds are never drawn, and look wistfully in upon a basket ball 
game, physical training class, or other social group. 

The old school building, centrally located in Uniontown, was opened in 
February as a Center for Slavic working girls. It is open every evening 
with the Missionary-in-charge present, so that these girls always have a 
place where they are welcome and can receive instruction and help, and above 
all, hear of the living Christ. 

The practice work is a distinctive feature of the training at McCrum 
School. Situated in the heart of one of the greatest fields in the world, it 
affords great advantages in practical work. The past year visiting, sewing 
classes, and Sunday-school work were carried on in five coke villages. 
Tracts, booklets and Testaments were distributed in the different languages, 
touching on an average, 200 weekly. 

During the summer Daily Vacation Bible Schools were conducted in 
six villages by students, under the constant and wise supervision of the 
Director of Student Work. In one mining town the Superintendent said 
of one of our students, "Her work has influenced the whole village, and has 
so relieved the spirit of strife and contention that the company would like to 
employ such a worker to spend her whole time in the village." 

Our faith has been tried during these years, not having been able to 
increase our student body more greatly. But we believe the "light is break- 
ing." We have a number of prospective students from the States, and also 
from Europe. So, with the "joy of the Lord" as our strength, we thank 
God, take courage and labor on. 


Herkimer, New York. 
Miss Bertha Fowler, A.M., President. 

A good year is the universal verdict for 1921-1922. The largest student- 
body enrolled since the present administration, represented eight states, four- 
teen conferences and four denominations. Special emphasis on the devel- 
opment of spirituality brought forth gratifying results. A gentle spirit 
pervaded the home life. Out-of-door sports indulged in by the students kept 
them in unusually good physical condition. 

Nine young women composed the graduating class, and have since gone 
to their appointed fields of labor. Five are serving with the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society in National and Conference Institutions. 

During the year a new property adjoining the campus was purchased 
and renovated for school use. This is a beautiful and much needed acquisi- 
tion. The building, a large, well-constructed brick residence, has become 
the home of our library and vocational classes. The additional campus will 
provide for tennis courts. Folts Institute is maintaining its usual high 
standards, with the result of an increased student body of superior grade. 
This invites a faculty of strength and superior equipment. The gifts have 
been gratefully received and are solicited for the coming year. 

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E^st 15th and Denver Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 
Miss Anna Neiderheiser, President. 

The Kansas City National Training School for Deaconesses and Mis- 
sionaries has been making history rapidly since our last annual report. One 
of the outstanding things in the year's work is the completion of the Kansas 
Building. It was completed and dedicated with appropriate services under 
the leadership of Bishop William A. Quayle, May 22, 1922. Many guests 
were with us, representing the Woman's Home Missionary Society, the 
ministry, and the surrounding Conference. 

It seems almost a miracle that so much of the equipment of the building 
has been provided. We hope that by the time the pledges are in for this 
jear it will be well furnished. 

When the building was finished the campus was in a disrupted con- 
dition. Our Alumnae Association came forward with their usual helpful- 
ness, and over $1,800 worth of work was done by them in putting in a new 
tennis court and the grading, sodding and driveways necessary. 

The total enrollment for the year was an even one hundred, from 
twenty-five states and Alaska. A class of twenty-two was graduated May 
23rd. Bishop E. L. Waldorf, of the Wichita Area, gave the Commencement 
address. The members of this class have been appointed to work in ten 
different states, Alaska, Malaysia and Mexico, and already are assuming 
large responsibilities in needy fields ; but the calls, as usual, far outnumber 
the supply. 

There is a very marked coming back on the part of the Church to the 
real deaconess idea of service. As is well known, this school is under 
deaconess management. The resident faculty and workers, all deaconesses, 
are giving themselves in most faithful, unselfish service, and a spirit pre- 
vails which is very gracious indeed. 

Leading ministers and other workers of the city are glad to co-operate 
and to give liberally of their time. 

The work is of such breadth and strength that it provides for the young 
woman of high school training, and satisfies also the college woman who 
comes with her A.B. degree. 

The Daily Vacation Bible School Training Course at the Kansas City 
National Training School had a very successful ten days' session in June. 
This Department has passed the experimental stage and has crystallized into 
a real Summer School, with a three-year course leading to a certificate for 
those who meet the requirements. 

Our Department of Religious Education is still active in the promotion 
of that work in our Sunday-schools and churches, and also in the Week-Day 
Religious Education work which is gaining such headway in Greater Kansas 

.^s usual, our faculty, alumnae and students have been called upon for 
wide service in the summer activities of the church, in Epworth League In- 
stitutes, Camp Meetings, Queen Esther Circle Summer Camps, Methods 
Classes, and for Conference Anniversary Addresses. 

Our needs for the coming year in concrete form, are : scholarships, 
money for our library, and a most liberal pledging to take care of the debt 
which is left on the Kansas Building. We are limited in our usefulness 
only by the financial stringency. Our capacity for service can be doubled 
by a more liberal meeting of these needs, accompanied by your prayers and 
sympathetic loyalty. 


Tenth and Pleasant Streets, Des Moines, Iowa. 
A. E. Griffith, D.D., Dean and Acting Superintendent. 
Fifty students were enrolled last year ; eight graduated and entered upon 
deaconess work. A model Vacation Bible School was conducted at the close 

164 The Woman's Home Missionary Society, 

of the School year, and many of our students were sent out to open schools 
of this kind in churches and mission stations. 

Our fine new building, so long needed and anxiously anticipated, is 
nearly completed and will be ready for occupancy in December. If prompt 
payment could have been made on all pledges the work on this building 
would not have been so long delayed, and the indebtedness would not be so 
great. Help to reduce interest-costs by paying pledges early ! 

The School opened for the fall term on October 4th. Twenty-four new 
students are enrolled, bringing the number in the School-family to over 
seventy. The spirit pervading the student-body is earnest, practical, devout. 
A higher standard of educational preparation has been met. Two or more 
undergraduates have been assigned as helpers in each of the churches of 
the city, and to the City Missions. This practical service meets the eager- 
ness of the students to begin at once the application in service of that which 
they receive in the classroom, and will also mean much for the advancement 
of the missionary and evangelistic spirit in our Sunday-schools and among 
the young people in our churches. 

Miss Maude King, for many years Superintendent of this School, 
resigned in June, and was married on October 3rd to Rev. George Woodall, 
Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Leading ministers of Des Moines are assisting as teachers and special 
lecturers, adding much to the practical and inspirational teaching of the 

The practical interest, co-operation and support of the auxiliaries of the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society constitute our "Perpetual Endowment," 
the nearest ideal the church has yet devised. 

Training School for Negro Deaconesses and Missionaries. 

A Training School for Negro Deaconesses and Missionaries was estab- 
lished in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1915, to furnish young Negro Women 
the necessary training to prepare them for service among their own people. 
The first commencement was held in May, 1918. There were three graduates, 
all from the Kindergarten Department. At the next commencement, in 
1919, there was one graduate, a deaconess, assigned to the Field Depart- 
ment. It seemed best to discontinue the work at Asheville, and arrangements 
were made for the training of Negro students at the Iowa National Train- 
ing School, in Des Moines, until other and more permanent provision could 
be made. Three students were enrolled there in the fall of 1919. The 
number had increased to eight last year, two graduating with the class of 
1922. Ten are enrolled at the present time. 

In accordance with action taken by the Board of Trustees at their 
October meeting, this department of training will be transferred to Thayer 
Home, Atlanta, Georgia, the first Home and School established by our 
Society for Negro girls. This Home has been practically rebuilt during the 
past year, and with its new equipment, will rank among the best of our in- 
stitutions. Here students preparing for deaconess and missionary service 
will have opportunity for study in Gammon Theological Seminary and in 
Clark University ; will receive training in Domestic Science and Arts at 
Thayer Home ; will find a field for practice work in City Churches and 
Missions. With the Training School located at Thayer Home, we hope to 
reach a larger number of the students now enrolled in our Industrial Homes 
and Schools in the South, and to prepare them for definite Christian Service 
among their own people. 


Charles Elmore Barto, D.D., President, 
574-576 George Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 
Special effort was made during the summer months to giving greater 
publicity to the aims and work of the School, and to securing new students. 

Departments. 165 

Thirteen students are enrolled. Eight of these are entered in classes in 
Yale Divinity School, the largest number of students from this institution 
that has entered in any one year. This privilege we are constantly stressing, 
for the opportunities here are not yet widely enough known. 

Wesley House, which affords a practice field for the students, has the 
most encouraging outlook in its history. Rev. J. W. Workman, Senior in 
the Vale Divinity School, and his wife, a College graduate, have taken up 
their residence at the Settlement, conducting its work and training our 
students in co-operation with us. 

The Church and Community House, "Mapleton," at Sandy Hook, are 
our laboratories for Rural Work, and continue under the efficient manage- 
ment of Miss Stowe, deaconess-in-charge. 

Improvements have been made in our property during the past year, all 
expense having been provided for by special gifts. A new heating plant, 
additional electric wiring and fixtures, new floors, and better laundry facili- 
ties are needed, and are awaiting adequate funds to meet the costs. Early 
payment of pledges and some additional gifts from surplus funds, will help 


Mrs. Silas Sprowls, Secretary, 
507 Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 
Committee. — Mrs. M. L. Woodruflf. 

The facts given in the chart printed in last year's report to the Home 
Missions Council on Mormonism, deserve renewed study each year. Mor- 
monism is gaining in some of the states adjacent to Utah with considerable 
speed. It is planting itself strongly in fully one-third of the other States of 
the Union. 

Gentiles need to be awake to the fact of continued activities on the part 
of Mormon missionaries. They seem to be especially aggressive since the 
war, and are able to delude many people. 

We must also remember that Gentiles who live in Mormon communities 
find it almost impossible to bring up their children as uncontaminated Gen- 
tiles, for Mormon practices and doctrines are thrust upon them at every turn. 


Mrs. J. Leon Webster, Superintendent, 
475 25th Street, Ogden, Utah. 

At Ogden Esther Home we are most fortunate to be able to report the 
retaining of Mrs. J. L. Webster and the Misses Dunn, as our faithful and 
efficient missionaries. The maintenance of this Home of Christian influence 
has, this year, in an exceptional way, proven its need and importance. We 
could report most interesting specific cases of its influence, but in such a 
brief report as this, will not do so. 

Also, we have had a thorough survey of working girls and their con- 
ditions in Ogden, made by Miss Gillespie (deaconess), who served us for 
several months, that we might be sure the necessary and best service was 
being rendered. We found that there were not as many Gentile girls 
employed now as during the period of the war. 


347 South Fourth East Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Mrs. J. B. Davis, Superintendent. 

We have been fortunate indeed at the Davis Deaconess Home in se- 
curing Mrs. J. B. Davis (well known by many in Salt Lake City) as 
House-Mother, and find her efficient management and motherly care of our 
workers a very great asset. 

166 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

We have had the untiring services of three devoted deaconesses this 
j'ear, Miss Corneliussen at Grace Church, Miss Throckmorton at Liberty 
Park, and Miss Goodwin at Centenary, all three serving at Mission churches. 
The total of calls reported was 4,609, with 934 meetings attended, 710 chil- 
dren taught, and 6,291 hours spent in Deaconess work. Think of that, will 
you, for less than nine months' work 1 ! I 


At Bingham Canyon, Miss Stevens has not only carried all the deacon- 
ess work possible, but has occupied the pulpit twenty times during the 
absence of Kev. Mr. Fagcn, while attending to Centenary duties. 

Miss Bryant has been absent twice this year because of serious illness 
of herself and in her family. We are glad now to report her return, and 
the addition to our ranks of Miss Ruth Court (a graduate of the San 
Francisco National Training School in June), as Associate Worker with 
Youn^ People. Besides the time spent in calls and teaching, they have this 
year had a wonderful Daily Vacation Bible School with an enrollment of 
115, representing many nationalities. 

We have come to the close of another year's service for the Master in 
Utah, and while many things are undone, yet we feel that some triumphs 
are recorded, and we plead for generous support for this Utah field, this 
peculiar field, where we have such faithful workers, and so many unusual 
problems to contend with. 



Mrs. Charles F. Thirkield, Secretary, 
Franklin, Ohio. 
Committee. — Mrs. W. P. Thirkield, Mrs. Geo. O. March, Mrs. A. C. 
Steward. (Scholarship, $75.) 


Boaz, Alabama. 
Mrs. A. D. Elder, Superintendent. 

Beginning with one girl twenty-three years ago, we have one hundred 
and forty-one enrolled now. During these years one thousand seven hun- 
dred and sixty-seven girls have passed through the Home and all have been 
influenced to some degree by the Christian atmosphere and teaching. A 
senior, telling of her experience, says, "I am one of the twenty-four seniors 
now finishing our work and leaving the Home. Some are going to college, 
some to teaching, some into business, and some to make homes of their own. 
But wherever we go we will be able to do Christian work because of the 
training we have had while here. In Sunday-school, Epworth League and 
missionary societies." We have five Queen Esther Circles and every one of 
the one hundred and forty-one girls is a member, and all dues were paid in 
September. A Field worker reports that in every charge and missionary 
Auxiliary she visited in Alabama, she found a McClesky girl at work. 

The hospital room has been refurnished and many needed improvements 
made, but the health of the family has been unusually good, owing, we 
believe, to the watchful care of our good nurse. Mrs. Owens, who also gives 
instructions in First Aid and Home Nursing. All departments have shown 
good results and we expect even better for another year. 


The enrollment at the Primary was ninety-five, a large class being 
promoted to the fourth grade during the year and now attending the Semi- 
nary classes. .Mthough we say primary children, some of them are far be- 

Departments. 167 

yond primary age. One girl entering tlic first grade was "past nineteen," 
but never been to school, not even knowing the alphabet. 

The close relations between the institutions in the Bureau are shown in 
the fact that this year one of the girls from McCarty graduated from the 
Cedartown High School, secured a certificate to teach and is now assisting 
Miss Fink in the Primary. 

The grounds have been graded and improved as well as protected by a 
retaining wall on the side next to the street to prevent washing. The well 
kept lawn, the fine vegetable garden and chicken yard make a model Home 
and School of which we may be proud. 


Cedartown, Georgia. 
Miss Ethel Harpst, Superintendent. 

Do you notice the change in the name? It is no longer "Home and 
School," but just "Home." Although the school still continues to occupy 
our rooms, it will soon be moved to the new school building near by. We 
are still hoping and planning for the new McCarty Home and believe we 
will not be disappointed, but will some day see it a reality. 

The work has gone well this year despite the fact that Miss Harpst 
has been absent several months doing field work. But she will return soon 
and resume her duties with us. The Day Nursery has been all we hoped 
for. The Mill Company furnishing the cottage with everything needful and 
assuming all expense except the salary of the nurse. 

Mention is made in the report of Nottingham of one of our McCarty 
girls teaching there, and another one has been placed in McClesky. 

Will you not do more for the Building Fund that we may soon give 
more of these girls that are looking and longing for you to give them "a 



Olive Hill, Kentucky. 
(Scholarship, $75.) 

Mrs. Madison Swadener, Secretary, 
3622 Hemlock Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mrs. F. a. Hendricks, Superintendent. 
Committee. — Mrs. H. C. Jennings. 

When three beautiful girls were graduated from high school in May, 
we felt we were a little nearer the goal which has been set for Kentucky 
White Work. Commencement Week brought together a number of notable 
friends from several states. The addresses were of the highest order and 
the sermon was an inspiration to all. Throughout the exercises we could 
feel the presence of the Master and realize that all was well with the School. 
Rev. Mr. Ashley, of Paintsville, Ky., preached the baccalaureate sermon. 
Dr. Honneywell, of Chicago, gave a helpful message Sabbath evening. Rev. 
John Butler, pastor of First Methodist Episcopal Church, Ashland, Ky., 
delivered the Commencement Address. Diplomas were presented to the 
graduates in the name of the Society, each having part in the program. 
Thirty-five students were promoted from eighth grade to high school. These 
students composed the Glee Club and furnished the music for the exercises. 

Our first endeavor is to give to our students the guidance and inspira- 
tion of Christian religion. In the regular course of study Bible instruction 
is given. All students attend chapel exercises. Many are members of the 
church. It is our desire to have our library equipped so as to provide all 
needed books for class use. We will appreciate any assistance in supple- 
menting our library, for we are much in need of reference books. 

168 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Queen Esthers, Home Guards, Epworth League, Junior League, 
Woman's Home Missionary Society, two literary societies, Welfare League, 
outside sewing classes and campfire girls, all under the supervision of capa- 
ble leaders, doing splendid work in each organization. 

Regular hours for work and play, with plain and nourishing food, has 
resulted in a remarkable degree of health among the pupils. Medical ex- 
aminations and use of health scales are aids which keep our nurse in close 
touch with the general health of the pupils. 

The Welfare League co-operates with the officials of the village in 
keeping before the people the needs of better civic conditions ; clean-up day, 
health crusades and community affairs are directed through this organiza- 
tion. A club room and public library are maintained. 

The older girls are organized into bands called Supervisors, in many 
places aiding and relieving teachers in charge, which is resulting in increased 
womanliness, efficiency and passion for service. 

The students are divided into groups, meeting weekly with a teacher, 
who by personal touch, comes into closer relationship with students and 
direct in all their affairs. 

Our merit system used in the home is helping our girls to depend upon 
their own honor, and the result is better manners and finer discipline. 

Li our nurse training classes, girls are taught how the sick should be 
treated in the home. They assist the nurse in caring for the sick of the 
school, and prepare menus to be used in the sick room. This class numbers 
twenty-five girls. Five have signed up for life service, hoping to make 
nursing their work. 

The domestic science classes have planned the meals and given demon- 
strations on food values, classification and preservations of foods and econ- 
omy in purchasing and serving of foods. 

In the manual training classes useful articles have been made as well as 
bird houses, wooden toys, book racks, besides keeping up the repairs around 
the building, putting in panes of glass, rehanging gates, nailing pickets on 
the fence, making window screens, putting on door knobs, repairing door 
steps, building rabbit pens, and making chicken coops, etc. 

Exhibitions and contests have added to the interest of our work. Hand- 
weaving has almost become one of the lost arts among the mountain people. 
We are endeavoring to give back to our girls that which is their right by 
inheritance. Our weaving department is attracting attention. We are 
assisting mountain women to earn sufficient money with the loom (by weav- 
ing beautiful coverlets and other home-spun articles) to send their children 
to school. This occupation gives the women of the hills a wider outlook 
into life's activities, which has been denied them because of their isolation. 

During Passion Week evangelistic services were held each evening be- 
fore study hour, faculty and students receiving spiritual uplift. Decision 
Day, on Good Friday, resulted in a number of conversions. 

"In God's Out of Doors," far back in the hills on Easter Sunday morn- 
ing. Superintendent, Teachers and Students held a Sun-rise prayer-meeting, 
rejoicing in the glory of a living Christ. 

Through you we are hoping to continue to put within the reach of a 
larger number of mountain boys and girls, who need most the opportunity 
of finding themselves, by keeping the path from the cabin to our college on 
the hill (Aiken Hall), wide open. 

We believe with one who has said, "The school house at the crossroads 
is more potent, ultimately, than a dreadnaught of the seas." 

People of America are spending twenty-two times as much for amuse- 
ments and luxuries as for education. In the light of these startling facts, 
the clarion call to advance comes to the Woman's Home Missionary Society 

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of our great Methodist Episcopal Church to push forward and complete our 
Erie Home. Preliminar}' plans have been made for the enterprise this com- 
ing year. This is one of the outstanding needs. Not until we have this new 
building and larger ecjuipment can we hope to save the youth of this section 
from the "vicious circle that binds ignorance to poverty and poverty to 

Mrs. Heber D. Ketcham, Secretary, 429 \Wcst Charles Street, Muncie, Ind. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 
Committee. — Mrs. \V. L. Boswcll, Mrs. W. G. Landes, Mrs. C. F. Farrcn. 


Mathiston, Mississippi. 
Miss Helen Frazer Tomm, President. 

With a strong faculty, all of them having a realization that we arc in 
Mississippi to establish among the people higher educational standards and 
higher moral and spiritual ideals, the teachers have conscientiously endeav- 
ored to demonstrate that spirit which will engender in the lives of all a 
desire for service and destroy the sordid selfishness so prevalent among those 
whose environment is sadly lacking in the things which culture and uplift. 
The last year in Bennett Academy marked a distinct advance along all lines. 
A very creditable class was graduated in June. Bishop Richardson, resident 
Bishop of the area, delivered thq commencement address and presented the 
diplomas. The address was full of inspiration to the large audience which 
crowded the Chapel to its capacity. The Bishop expressed approval of 
the work that is being done and said that during his visit he had heard only 
good of the Institution. 

The Baccalaureate sermon was preached by Dr. Guyton, of Blue Moun- 
tain College, Miss. Two very creditable recitals were given during Com- 
mencement week by the students of the music department, under the direc- 
tion of Mrs. Moesta and Miss Shadduck. The play given by the Literary 
societies was clever and entertaining. A year ago an Alumni association 
was formed. During Commencement week it held a very interesting meet- 
ing, which was addressed by the Honorable L. C. Franklin, an alumnus of 
Bennett Academy. 

The boys and girls "Hi Y" clubs are an increasing influence for good, 
as is also the Epworth League, which has charge of a service in the Chapel 
each Sunday evening. Bennett Academy has a graded Sunday-school, the 
classes being taught by the teachers of the Academy. The way had been 
well prepared for a week of Evangelistic work in February. Each evening 
before the service, the girls on each hall held prayer-meetings of their own 
with one-minute prayers, while the teachers in their sitting room were hold- 
ing a like service. Before the end of the week all students in both homes 
had responded to the appeal and had pledged themselves to the Christian 
life. Those not already members of a church authorized the sending of their 
names to the pastors of their home churches. In some instances this re- 
quired courage : One student who is probably thirty-two years old, has been 
in the Academy for several years, seems to have a fixed purpose to be a 
Christian, go through college and become a physician. The situation which 
he confronts when he goes home in the summer, is a familj', avowedly non- 
Christian, who will not simply ridicule, but violently oppose, his decision. 
Another one of our older boj's held out until the last morning when those 
not members of the church stood around the altar, giving their names and 
home addresses. Finally, he went forward in a frank, fine way, saying he 
had been afraid to commit himself lest he might not hold out, but it was the 
only way for a man to live, and as he went into it, it w-as with the determi- 
nation to make good. The letters since have been most gratifying as to the 
good spirit and conscientious work resulting from those days when the work 
of the school yielded in large measure to the religious work. 

170 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

The Bennett Academy Breeze, the school paper, is not only bright, at- 
tractive, furnishing the students and the people of the village with the news, 
but is also a channel of development to the students who contribute to it. 
An excellent Lyceum course is maintained. The "Hi Y" father and son's 
banquet was an enthusiastic affair. The food was prepared by the girls of 
the Home Economics Department, under the supervision of the teacher. 
The President wrote that it was beautiful to see the boys show the fathers 
around, and added that the greater appreciation of the need of uninterrupted 
school work which this glimpse into conditions gave the fathers was mani- 
fest in that but one boy went home at "crop time." Bennett Academy ranks 
with the first four academic schools in Mississippi. 

Fresh paint, varnish, general repairs, and cleaning, have put the Ohio 
building in good condition for the work of the year. A new light and water 
plant, so much needed because of the growth of the school, is about to be 
installed at a cost of more than $5,000. 

That Bennett Academy is gaining a good reputation is evidenced by the 
fact that students were turned away from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, 
Tennessee and Alabama because the management felt that the space must 
be held for the "hill people." 


Mathiston, Mississippi. 
Mrs. Lilian T. Moesta, Superintendent. 

Under the supervision of Miss Sara Nay, who has had the full co- 
operation of the teachers and the girls, the atmosphere at Dickson Home has, 
during the year, been most satisfactory. Miss Nay is thoroughly equipped 
for her work, being a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and having 
had post-graduate work both at Cornell and Columbia. 

Miss Osborne, who has had charge of the practical work, both of the 
kitchen and dining room, is a woman of rare, beautiful spirit. She entered 
at once into the problem of good meals at little cost, and seconded by the 
Superintendent, has succeeded in a marked degree. The very efficient work 
of the nurse. Miss Lindley, simplified materially the work of the Superin- 
tendent, and has safeguarded the home against the invasion of diseases. 
This has required constant vigilance and much work. In spite of all, there 
was one flu epidemic, with sixteen patients in bed at one time. The largest 
duty of the nurse is the daily care in teaching the children how to care for 
themselves physically. 

Miss Fell, the new nurse, is this year putting health work into the 
school and inspects the grade children daily. 

Miss Jaros obtained fine results in the sewing department. The exhibit 
at Commencement time showed practical, well-made garments of every type. 
The graduating gowns were made by the girls for themselves. They were 
made of organdy, tucked and hemstitched, and the average cost of the gowns 
was $9. The special days, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, were cele- 
brated in a beautiful, dignified manner, under the guidance of the super- 
tendent, who did not fail also to give the girls a good time on Hallowe'en, 
Valentine Day and all National holidays. 

Dickson Home, under Miss Nay's leadership, had an enthusiastic Queen 
Esther Circle with the dues of sixty-five members paid in full. A small 
box went to Mary Tato, a Japanese girl in one of our California homes. 
Ten dollars was sent to the Esther Home in Birmingham. Ten dollars 
was contributed toward furnishing a room in Dickson Home. This room is 
to be occupied by a girl who is to be supported by the Dickson Home girls 
of the class of 1922. The girls have promised to pay the scholarship by 
Christmas time. A Big Sister organization welcomed the new girls who 
arrived in the fall. Along all lines Dickson Home is holding up to an 
exceedingly high standard. 

Under the direction of Mrs. Lilian T. Moesta, who is this year Superin- 
tendent, and who has been connected with our work for ten years, there 
has been rapid advancement. 

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Dickson Home will be a more comfortable place in which to live by 
reason of a new boiler costing $1,200, which will give larger efficiency to 
our steam-heating plant. Scholarship girls have, during the summer, put up 
6,000 quarts of fruits and vegetables. 

Do we still reach those who, without our aid, would have no oppor- 
tunity to learn of our present day civilization? Two sisters came in the 
fall, having planted this year a larger crop than usual in order to scrape 
together an amount which they thought would be sufficient to pay their 
expenses in school this year. Until they came to Dickson Home they had 
never seen varnished furniture, had never walked on a rug, had not seen a 
factory made broom. One day the Superintendent gave one of the girls a 
pitcher to scour. She looked at the pitcher, wet cloth and cleanser and 
appeared puzzled. Finally, the Superintendent, divining the situation, asked 
if she had never used cleanser to scour with. The girl smiled and said, "I 
sure ain't." Both girls are earnest, persevering and willing to pay a large 
price, to, as they express it, "do something and be somebody." 


Mathiston, Mississippi. 
Mrs. Mary Reardon, Superintendent. 

At Wood Home we had a fine group of thirty-six boys, not one of 
whom would be there if he had not a way to earn money and not one of 
them would accept a scholarship as a gift. Scholarship money for boys is 
used in making them feel that they are earning their way, though it is quite 
impossible for the boys to do full work for the pay received and also have 
time for their work in school. We believe, however, that the plan is right, 
and that we are developing in our boys a spirit of self-help and independence. 

In Wood Home this year, the plan now in operation at Dickson Home 
is to be tried out. Under the direction of the Superintendent, Mrs. Reardon 
and Miss Brandes. graduate of the 1922 Class of Folts Mission Institute, the 
boys will do all the work of the home. With full appreciation of "Aunt 
Lou and Rainejs" who have done the cooking for years, we believe the new 
plan will not only provide more work for boys, but will also mean the 
larger development and greater interest in the proper maintenance of the 
home and will be cultural and uplifting to the boys. Wood Home must be 
to the boys a home in the same sense that Dickson is a home to the girls. 

The nurse. Miss Fell, who is a Registered nurse, also a Public Health 
nurse and a Red Cross nurse, takes luncheon each day at Wood Home and 
has a period each day after luncheon when the boys may consult her. 
Wood Home looks attractive with freshly tinted walls, new varnish and 
window shades and a new rug in the living room. Our boys come some- 
times from very secluded places. When one of them was asked upon enter- 
ing, where he came from, he replied, "Eight miles from town and three 
miles from the path." 

The work among the boys is being appreciated. One father wrote, 
"Here is my boy's board for the ninth month. I wish I could keep him un- 
der the influence of Bennett Academy for twelve months." The boys arc 
making good. One of our graduates this jear has a scholarship in Milsap 
College, a school in Mississippi, under the patronage of the Southern Metho- Church. One of our women reported a year ago that we had in Mis- 
souri Wesleyan four boys. The oldest one became an instructor in Science 
in the Academy, and made good in every way. When the Glee Club was to 
start on an itinerary and there was no full Professor to go. he was sent with 
the boys and did the work to the complete satisfaction of the faculty. When 
offered another position at an advance of $500. he refused, saying, "The 
church schools have made me all I am and I will stay by them." 


Mrs. John Foxdrex, Farmerette. 

The campus has been gradually cleaned up. Dr. McKay, of the State 
Agricultural and Mechanical College, has become interested. We hope 
under his direction to beautify our campus and develop in a right way our 

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orchards and gardens. We have been losing valuable years because we did 
not wish to go ahead without proper direction, and Dr. McKay has, since 
the stress of the war period, been unable to secure enough helpers to meet 
all the demands upon him. 

The Ways and Means Committee have granted a small appropriation to 
cover the cost of a gradual development along this line. We should give our 
boys and girls the right kind of outdoor instruction. The farm, even in 
its present state, keeps our boys busy. 

As to the farmerette, not only does she supervise the work of the boys, 
but she is custodian of grounds and buildings, supervises repairs, is re- 
sponsible for the canning, etc., etc. She reports seven calves, thirteen new 
hogs and that the return from the crops had been $1,671. Up to the present 
time the expenditures have equalled receipts, but gradually we are develop- 
ing a good farm. 


Mrs. iA. B. Cline, Secretary, 324 West Market Street, Bluffton, Ind. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 
Committee. — Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, Mrs. Bessie Hochswender, Mrs. Wm. 
T. Arnols. 


Misenheimer, North Carolina. 
Miss Carolyn A. Jenkins, Superintendent. 

We rejoice in the fact that work of the past year has been well done 
and great and lasting good accomplished. We are very happy to report 
that we are now on the Accredited List of High Schools. 

Christmas was an enjoyable occasion to all, and the girls and boys were 
quite happy as they were very well remembered. 

Pre-Easter Services were held as usual, ending with good results on 
Decision Day. 

Girl Reserve work was continued throughout the 3'ear and was helpful 
in many ways. All of our pupils are Queen Esther or Home Guard workers, 
and meetings were held regularly under the supervision of the teachers. 
Bible Study classes were also conducted regularly, with great benefit. 

Commencement time was a very happy occasion and we had seven fine 
girl graduates of whom we were quite proud and of whom we expect great 

A number of repairs were necessary, so that buildings would be in 
readiness for fall term of school. 

On Sunday afternoon, July 30th, we held a short but impressive 
Ground-Breaking Service for our new School Building. We are depending 
on YOU for the building fund for this school building which is now in 
process of erection, and we feel sure that you will not disappoint us, be- 
cause it is your work and we know that you will do everything possible for 
its success. 

We thoroughly appreciate your interest and generous support and the 
many boxes of good supplies sent to the work in the past, and we are fully 
expecting the same during the coming year. 


Athens, Tennessee. 
Miss Mabel M. Metzger, Superintendent. 
We are glad to report the work of the past year very successful and 
believe that much good has been accomplished. 

Many fine Christmas boxes were sent to us and helped to make all of 
the girls as well as the workers, quite happy because of the lovely remem- 

During the special revival services of the church, or at some time dur- 

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iiig the year, all but one of the Ritter girls who had not been professing 
Christians, surrendered and acknowledged Christ as their personal Saviour. 

The Student prayer service on Saturday evening is always an interest- 
ing and impressive service, and is conducted by one of the girls. 

The Literary Societies and the Queen Esther Circle meetings are well 
attended and arc helpful influences. We hope the missionary spirit kindled 
in some of these meetings will grow and be productive of Christian service. 

The Domestic Science dining room has been completed and is nicely 
furnished and a delight to all. 

At Commencement time seven of our girls graduated from the Athens 
School, and a goodly number in the Domestic Science and Sewing Depart- 
ment received Certificates. 

Many repairs have been made, the house painted on the outside, and 
inside woodwork varnished. Thanks for the generous contributions which 
enabled us to pay all bills as they were presented. 

We ask for continued support and earnest prayers for the success of 
this branch of work. 



Mrs. E. W. Mathews, Chairman, 
1962 luka Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." 

When the people of this country of ours really accept this as a fact, not 
simply as a pretty poetical expression, but a fundamental expression of God's 
attitude toward his children, then will the mass of the church membership 
step out upon faith, which is a basic principle of Christian Stewardship. 

Stewardship is not a law, nor is it a custom, nor is it a pretty new 
fancy designed to appeal to the sentimental dreamers ; rather is it an attitude 
of mind, and heart, and spirit. It is a call to the high privilege of intimate 
comradeship with God. An acceptance of this fine companionship carries 
with it some duties, some obligations, some very wonderful opportunities 
for investment, and some marvelous experiences. Stewardship is to knozv 
"The Way, The Truth, The Life." Stewardship accepts all the gifts of the 
Heavenly Father as gifts, to be used and accounted for according to the 
plans and illustrations given to us by the Son of God when he was here on 
earth. Christian Stewardship is a very vital, living, human application of 
Christ's teachings. 

Then, if we do believe that the "Lord is my shepherd," then are we His, 
to be used for His Kingdom business, by Him as He sees fit, and to obey 
His call without question. We know that "I shall not want," then why ques- 
tion the plans and purposes of the experiences that come to us, if our lives 
are prayer directed and given over to the complete partnership with God. 

Through the year w-e have realized more and more the greatly increas- 
ing need of recognition by the rank and file of the church that God is the 
owner of all things, and the people are his stewards. Failure to be good, 
honest stewards is the cause of the unrest and disturbance, the distress and 
poverty so prevalent throughout the world. Failure to look out upon fields 
of grain and fruit-covered valleys and see that there is food plenty and to 
spare for ALL of God's children. That the cattle upon a thousand hills are 
His for the use of "His little ones." That the mineralsand ores and pre- 
cious stones are for the use of His little ones all. That industry is five per 
cent, man's effort and ninety-five per cent. God's effort, so why need men 
quarrel and disgrace when what they need to do is to consult the "Silent 

When will the time come when the blind will see? How soon will we 

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come to the pool of Siloani and wash and be clear-visioned enough to see 
that it is not the clay nor yet the water that has the healing power, but 
rather, the faith to accept the purpose of God, and the faith to accept the plan 
of God. 

The people are coming to accept and acknowledge the ownership of God 
in the material things and to seek after the thoughts of Jesus in relation to 
the every day life. 

They are gathering by Siloam's pool eagerly awaiting the stirring of 
the waters, earnestly seeking to rid themselves of the blindness that hinders 
the progress of the human family toward the ultimate conditions upon the 
earth that will permit the coming of the Kingdom. The church must lead 
the way, by clay and spittle and Siloam's waters ; by obedience to God's 
plan and faith in His words, to the clear-visioned discipleship. 

Up to this time, the church as a whole, has not seen fit to accept the 
promises nor has she met the requirements laid down by the prophets nor 
the words of Jesus at a later day. The promises all hinge upon the con- 
ditions being met by those to whom the promises are offered. 

"Return unto me, that I may return unto you," said the prophet Malachi. 
So why need we expect revivals of spiritual life, why need we expect cessa- 
sation from strife, release from the grip of disease and poverty and sin, so 
long as we fail utterly to bring the tithes into the storehouse of God's King- 
dom. So long as we continue to haggle over where the storehouse is to be, 
what it is to look like, or try to dictate to God where the material put into 
that storehouse shall be expended, we need not expect the windows of heaven 
to open and a great blessing to come. It can not come because the conditions 
are not met. Every intelligent member of the church knows these things, 
and more and more we must all face the issue squarely ; if we chose to 
refuse the conditions an all-wise Father has seen fit to offer, then we must 
suft'er the consequences — we must miss the blessing. 

There is money enough in the world to take care of all the people com- 
fortably, so that none need starve nor suffer, but there is not enough of 
Christ in the hearts of men. If Methodists had done their share of meeting 
the condition of the tithe we would have had for religious purposes last 
year. $200,000,000. We realize that Methodist's had our share of the lux- 
uries, then ought we not to be shame-faced when we read that $80,000,000 
was what was paid for all religious things and only $20,000,000 "for others"? 
The wonder of it all is the patience of God with his children when He 
knows that we know better and that such vast numbers of us are wilfully 
disobeying Him all of the time. How can the Father so continually forgive 
the children who keep racial hatred, class malice, selfish greed, etc., en- 
throned within their hearts, praying at the same time, "Our Father grant a 
blessing upon us and an outpouring upon us of Thy Holy Spirit"? How 
thankful we are for the words from the lips of our Saviour, "Father for- 
give them, for they know not what they do." 

What have we done this year? We have sent letters and report blanks 
into 79 Conferences, though only 57 Conferences have announced Steward- 
ship Secretaries. Because so often a change of secretary is made and the 
general secretary is not notified, we have resorted to appealing to the cor- 
responding secretary when we get no reply to our appeals made to the name 
sent us as the stewardship secretary. 

Sixty conferences have reported at some time during the year, and we 
are very happy to say 57 have so reported that their names appear on the 
ENROLLMENT BANNER. Last year we had 27. In Southern Cali- 
fornia all District and Conference officers are Christian Stewards. We are 
anxiously looking forward to the time when all conferences are completely 
officered by Christian Stewards, from the conference president down to the 
humblest secretary. 

A very much larger number of the secretaries responded to the call for 
semi-annual reports in January than ever before. Many others were obliged 
to write that because the auxiliary secretaries failed to respond to the dis- 

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tricts' appeals the district secretaries could not really report, etc., etc. 
Sometime ! Somewhere ! Somehow ! Women may learn the value of a 
report blank and the value of "Home Missions." As yet, a comparatively 
few reports come in completely filled, many reasons are given for the failure 
to get the data we ask for on the blanks ; one most frequently given is that 
no figures are obtainable from the Young People's secretaries as to the 
number of tithers among this wonderful group of our constituency. 

The Children's Secretary has reported that from the 38 conferences 
from whom they expected reports, 34 have responded with a total of 1,110 
tithers among our children. Northwest Indiana, Rock River and Colorado 
leading in the order named. 

In Holston conference a small boy was asked, "What would you do 
with $100 if you had it?" Promptly, he replied, "I would first take out $10 
and send it to Alaska to the 'Little Brown Children of the North.' " He 
knew how to tithe. 

The secretaries, for the most part, have been faithful and painstaking, 
especially were they thoughtful during the long and very serious illness of 
the general secretary. We appreciated your prayers and you may be pleased 
to know that our surgeon said, "I felt the power of those good women's 
prayers. God bless them." We want right here to express our deep joy 
over the love and sympathy shown to us during those dark weeks and 
months. We can not doubt that God has yet some work for us in His vine- 

Central New York has made the most increase in signed stewardship 
cards, a gain of 167 per cent. A very wonderful new secretary is at the 
helm and the churches of that conference have had very intensive campaigns 
for Stewardship. Others, too numerous to mention, have done great things 
and God has given wonderful increase. 

Twenty-nine conferences are above the 20 per cent, increase, while the 
entire 57 have made an average increase of 29.11 per cent. We were not 
included in the slogan of "20 per cent, increase all the way through," except 
in so far as tithers bring an increase of money, but now we say come on up 
to our per cent, of an increase. 

This fine showing has been made possible by the ever increasing use of 
educational methods and material, together with an ever increasing amount 
of persuasion and earnest prayer. 

Stewardship in the Light of the Cross was the basis for the study, and 
these leaflets were found to be a wonderful foundation for discussions and 
soul-searching studies. They proved to be very well adapted to series of 
talks to women at summer conferences, quite a new and attractive line of 
thought for women who really want to know what the Master would have 
us do here and now. We have heard that in the auxiliaries where they 
were to be used as the devotional lesson, they were very successful, also in 
the Sunday-school classes. 

The Reading Contest is the one best way to get results, the reports 
where the intensive reading was done show the good that is sure to follow 
this period of educational work. In the first place, it is so full of oppor- 
tunity for the clever woman of the local church to develop new and attrac- 
tive plans. The space on the report blank for "new methods tried," has been 
a source of inspiration and help to us all through the year. To be sure, 
some have answered a bit by the point in telling us that they have ten or 
twelve meetings and that they get the women to come by serving food or by 
having some other so-called "attraction" and not too much about missions, 
especially tithing. One woman (not a conference secretary) said, "As for 
the number of tithers, we have no tithers and it is hard to get our women 
to come to missionary meetings anyway." 

We have had our page in Woman's Home Missions in ten of the issues, 
once we failed to get our "copy" there, once our space was needed for some 
other things. We consider this page as a monthly letter to the women who 
are near to "the very last," woman and, when we all take and read the 

176 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

magazine then will the troubles of the Department secretaries cease and our 
time may be given to the constructive work of new plans and detail work, 
that we now must use to answer the individual question that has been fully 
discussed on the page only a few weeks before. 

The Book of Gold has now become a very practical and real thing, use- 
ful as well as sentimental. We were often asked in the first of its planning, 
if we ever expected it to become more than a sentimental plaything. We 
were assured frequently that it could not be a success, but the Trustees 
always were patient and encouraging, telling us to keep on and see what we 
could do. We are pleased to report that it is a very practical plan and 
serves us wonderfully well in helping correct mistakes of secretaries. We 
are very pleased to report that many conferences are using the plan from 
the Au.xiliaries up through the districts to the conference, slowly, but 
surely, we will record all Christian Stewards. This year, when we are sup- 
posed to work at nothing, we set aside the last two weeks of August and 
the first of September to enroll the names in the more practical sized book 
and to add the vast number of new names on the Methodist Million cards 
sent to us. When we began we discovered that contrary to all the instruc- 
tions we have sent out, people who were enrolled had signed again. Liter- 
ally, by the thousands, so we were obliged to check over the entire enroll- 
ment and that took a great deal more than the alloted time and more 
strength than we had to spare. We will get it all cleared away within a 
very short time, however, and we trust that every woman will now under- 
stand that tithers only are to sign cards, and that those cards must be sent 
direct to my address just as soon as they are signed. We spent time and 
energy prior to October, 1921, getting all old tithers on typewritten lists and 
checked those over with the lists sent out by the Centenary. We plainly said 
we could not use typewritten lists again. For your help and comfort, dear 
tithers of the long, long time, we refer you to the parable of the ten virgins, 
and hope you will lose no time in getting your name in your auxiliary, dis- 
trict and conference Book of Gold; then, after awhile, we will work out 
some way to get such names from the secretaries, and inscribe them in the 
place set apart for them in the National Book of Gold. 

Index shows by district and conference, 26,771 names in our hands for 
Book of Gold; 39,189 reported. 

Our women have been shown especial courtesy by the Stewardship 
Department of Committee on Conservation and Advance, having served on 
committees and been urged to use the fine printed material put out by that 
splendid department. We urge the continued co-operation with this Com- 

The usual methods of letters and cards has been used as in the other 
years, and all in all, we rejoice over the prayerful efforts and earnest co- 
operation of our fine secretaries everywhere. 

Looking forward into the new year, we ask every woman who is a 
tither, to talk in an interesting way about the real life of stewardship as it 
was exemplified in the life of the Christ. Study "Stewardship in the Light 
of the Cross," see where the beams of that bright and shining emblem lead, 
be of an open mind to learn of Him. The highest, longest, hardest hill is 
Calvary. The crowd was joyous and large on that first Palm Sunday, but 
"the beloved disciple" and a few women were the ones who heard the last 
messages spoken to them and the thief as He hung upon the Cross. 

Will you join in making February Stewardship Reading Month in 
your church, your district, your conference? Will you use the best mate- 
rial you can get? "Stewardship in the Light of the Cross," "The Message 
of Stewardship," "A Partner with God," and the leaflets of our Society, as 
well as the material from the Committee on Conservation and Advance, at 
740 Rush Street, Chicago, and really read? 

We believe that you will and that it will be a very great success because 
we ask you all to join in prayers for this season of reading. 



If our women will hold group meetings in conferences, districts and 
charges and there instruct the Stewardship Secretaries of the Auxiliaries, 
Circles and Bands to learn the value of correctly reporting the work done 
and the names of the people who are Christian Stewards enrolled in the 
Book of Gold, then those women will all catch the vision of the strength 
that will come from the continuity of idea and plan. 

Enrollment Banner for each auxiliary, district and conference will do 
much toward a feeling of permanency and iinality that fosters growth. 

Stewardship is such a vital, personal appeal that much prayerful thought 
must be given to its presentation. It rcfpiircs a very courageous person to 
put the matter before the public, one who docs not fear ill favor. It must 
be done with a firm belief in the keeping power of the Father, who was 
iiimself gracious, sweet and lovable, but square dealing, and not afraid to 
face an issue, he met the issue and paid the price for the sins of the whole 

Central New York, greatest gain, 167 per cent. 

Southern California, all Conference and District officers tithers. 

Northeast Ohio, most tithers, 3,772. 

Indiana, first complete Book of Gold system. 

Utah Mission, most complete Reading Contest. 


Alabama 44 

Atlanta 36 

Baltimore 501 

Central German 87 

Central Illinois 250 

Central New York 1,735 

Central Pennsylvania.... 829 

Colorado 562 

Columbia River 174 

Des Moines 312 

Detroit 2,242 

Erie 1,372 

Genesee 786 

*Holston 362 

Idaho 80 

*Illinois 665 

Indiana 669 

Iowa 461 

*Kansas 279 

Kentucky 50 

Lexington 263 

Maine 306 

Michigan 866 

Missouri 2)7 

Nebraska 439 

New England 468 

Newark 1,058 

New York East 257 

*New Jersey 427 

North Carolina 74 

North Dakota 263 

♦North Indiana 1,010 

Northern New York 876 

♦Northeast Ohio Z,772 

♦Northern Minnesota 146 

♦Northwest Indiana .... 666 

Northwest Iowa 173 

Northwest Kansas 157 

♦Ohio 1,115 

Oklahoma 951 

Oregon 374 

♦Philadelphia 2,172 

Pittsburgh 603 

♦Puget Sound 548 

♦Rock River 1,844 

Savannah 14 

♦♦Southern California 3,554 

South Carolina 36 

Southern Illinois 299 

♦St. Louis 388 

♦Upper Iowa 628 

Vermont 100 

Wisconsin 314 

West Ohio 1,963 

West Virginia 501 

Washington 834 

West Wisconsin 197 

TOTAL 39,189 

Conferences with one star have 
all officers Christian Stewards; 
those with two stars all confer- 
ence and district officers are 
Christian Stewards. 

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Mrs. a. C. Peck, Secretary, 

1046 Ogden Street, Denver, Colo. 

Committee.— Mrs. I. D. Jones, Mrs. Wm. B. Oliver, Miss 011a Davis. 

IVatcJnuord — "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the 
Lord of Hosts." 

The Department of Evangelism stands loyally for the doctrines upon 
which Methodism was built. We believe, as our Disciple states, that 
"God's design in raising up our Church in America was to aid in evangeliz- 
ing the Continent and to spread Scriptural holiness over these lands." The 
magnitude of the task and the issues involved challenge and demand the co- 
operation of every Methodist woman. We seek to arouse, inspire and 
mobilize this great body for aggressive, personal evangelism, and for united 
intercession for the unsaved millions in our land and the growing needs of 
our work. 

Our program is definite and comprehensive. Wherever faithfully car- 
ried out it will give the co-operation of our women to the pastors in all the 
spiritual interests of the Church. Moreover, it will quicken and deepen the 
religious life of our members and bring the gospel message to the unsaved. 

We report encouraging progress in organization and increased interest 
in our purpose and program. Statistical reports from 46 of our 75 Confer- 
ence Secretaries show a 30 per cent, gain over last year. This is but a 
partial record of results: The subject of Evangelism was presented 6,453 
times ; 10,435 evangelistic and devotional meetings were held ; 73,280 leaflets 
and 6,503 Bibles and Scripture portions were distributed ; 1,262 members 
were added to the Pocket Testament League, and 2,424 to the International 
Bible Reading Association; 10,484 members joined our Bible study classes 
and prayer circles; 1,688 shut-ins were enrolled; 74,121 calls were made in 
house-to-house visitation, and 1,983 souls won to Christ. Our records also 
show the names of 3,066 women who have covenanted with God to yield 
their lives to Him for the fulness of the Spirit and to earnestly endeavor 
to lead at least one soul each year to Christ and to inspire one indifferent 
Methodist woman to active missionary service. 

West Ohio Conference leads in conversions, covenant signers, calls, 
shut-ins enrolled and presentation of the subject of Evangelism ; Colorado, 
in members in Bible study classes and prayer circles ; Indiana, in evangelistic 
and devotional meetings ; Southern California, in leaflets distributed ; North 
Indiana, in distribution of Bibles and Scripture portions ; Rock River in 
members of the International Bible Reading Association ; West Ohio and 
Delaware tie on members secured for Pocket Testament League. Much 
important work has been done and many spiritual victories have been gained 
that cannot be represented in a report. 

The observance of Good Friday as Decision Day in our homes and 
schools and Day of Prayer in our Auxiliaries, resulted in spiritual uplift, 
conversions and dedication of life for special service. The page edited in 
IVoinan's Home Missions has brought many expressions of appreciation 
for blessing and practical help received and numerous requests for prayer 
from burdened souls. 

The outstanding need in the work of this department is an increased 
number of leaders ; leaders who have been in the heights with God and 
caught His vision of world need and of the relation of America to the need 
of the world ; leaders who believe that our social order can be Christianized 
only by individual regeneration ; leaders who know how to adapt ways and 
means to meet the needs of this new day with its new contracts and rela- 
tions ; leaders whose master-passion is soul-winning and who will give 
themselves, their time, effort and influence to secure the co-operation of the 
women of our Church in Personal Evangelism!— the greatest work in the 

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Basile, Louisiana. \^^ 

Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, Secretary, 

670 Euclid Ave., Pittsburgh, Kaiis. 

(Scholarship, $75.) 

Committee. — Mrs. J. Luther Taylor, Mrs. \V. P. Thirkield, Mrs. May 

Leonard VVoodrufF, Mrs. Hemming, Mrs. C. F. Spencer. 

Mrs. Bessie Douthit, Superintendent. 

f^vangehne Industrial Home is glad to make its introductory bow to 
those interested in the work of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 
This is the Dormitory opened this fall to care for the girls that come to the 
Evangeline Preparatory School. A cottage has been rented. Eight girls 
are being cared for, only three of whom are self-supporting. The girls are 
bright and studious and glad of this opportunity for an education. 

Evangeline Preparatory School is a Methodist institution among the 
French Acadians in the rice country of Louisiana. It also, however, min- 
isters to many English-speaking people. All grades are taught from Pri- 
mary to an accredited High School course, because of the lack of edu- 
cational facilities in that country. Grown men are glad to come, taking 
advantage of the day as well as the night school. 

Three acres have been set aside for the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society on the beautiful twelve-acre campus, and it is hoped that it will be 
possible to build our Dormitory there in the very near future. 

Scholarships are needed, also all kinds of supplies that are necessary in 
a new Home. 


Mrs. I. D. Jones, Chairman, 
1014 East McMillan Ave., Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

The glorious task of setting up the Kingdom, under the leadership of 
the Holy Spirit, is placed in your hands and mine for this generation. God 
is equal to the problems of the hour, and will give us victory if we are 
willing to obey His commands. 

He has not exhausted His plans for our Society, and will reveal them 
more perfectly just as soon as we are ready to co-operate. All that He asks 
us to do can be accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit in working 
in and through us. He commands everyone to share in His work of 
evangelizing the world. We are all under orders. No one should expect to 
be excused. In the war against sin and unrighteousness none can hire a 
substitute ! Each needs the reflex action of the Missionary Cause upon her 
own heart and in her home. Responsibility develops. 

We need every Methodist woman in our Society because we need her 
prayers, her influence, her service and her money. A dollar invested in 
God's Cause bears interest through all eternity. "Where your treasure is, 
there will your heart be also." 

We want every Methodist young woman and child in our work. Eighty 
per cent, of those who enlisted in our Civil War were under twenty-one 
years of age. We would that at least as large a per cent, of the young peo- 
ple and children of our church were engaged in our constructive, basic 
work for our country, and through her for the world. 

Each Auxiliary member should at least save her own household to the 
church, and to the Missionary Cause. Mrs. Booth said she would rather 

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have her children die in infancy than that they should live in disobedience 
to the Spirit of God. 

America is a great missionary field. God has sent the peoples of the 
world to us to be made subjects of His Kingdom, as truly as He sent the 
Jews to Egypt for training, or called Moses and Joshua to mold Israel 
into a Nation. 

We are told that in New York City alone there are one million un- 
churched Protestants, and that one-half of the Protestant children of our 
land receive no spiritual training. As Methodists, we have not made an 
impress upon our cities, if the figure that only a little over four per cent, of 
the members of our church live in cities at all, is correct. 


On May 16, 1923, the Membership Campaign will be ten years old. 
Our aim for 1922-1923 is. Every One win at least One. Every One Win 
Some. This will make Every Member of our Society WINSOME, for the 
Membership Party to be held in each Auxiliary, Young Woman's Auxiliary, 
Circle, Home Guards and Mothers' Jewels next May. 

Plan the party as you desire. Suit yourself as to details. Have a May 
pole if you wish and crown the most Winsome member as Queen of your 
Society. Wear a flower for each new member gained, or make a badge 
with as many streamers as new paid members have been won, reporting the 
number of your recruits in rhyme. 

Let the good work begin now so that our Tenth Anniversary of the 
Membership Campaign may be a time of great ingathering of new paid 

We recommend that Districts and Conferences celebrate this Anni- 
versary where at all possible. 


The net gain during the past nine years of the Campaign is 243,583, 
which is 120 per cent, gain ; that is, we have more than doubled our mem- 
bership in the past nine years by 41,671. Our membership in 19-13 was 
201,911. Today it is 445,493. We have 252,965 Auxiliary members, which 
is 52,667 more than the membership of the entire Society when the Cam- 
paign was inaugurated. We have today 66,815 members of the Young 
Peoples' Department and 122,396 of our Children's Department. This does 
not, of course, represent the vast number of new members secured, gross, 
for last year in the Children's Department alone, there were over 21,000 
new paid members received into our fold. 

1921-1922. , 

Last year our total net increase was 17,334, of which 8,337 were Aux- 
iliary members, 2,489 of the Young People's Department, and 6,508 of the 
Children's Department. Though our net gain last year has not been as large 
as the year before, we have conserved all of our Fortieth Anniversary in- 
crease, and never in the history of our Society have so many Personal 
Workers, each, secured such a large number of recruits, or so many of our 
organizations made as large net gains. If everyone had helped this would 
have been the greatest year of our history. 


Auxiliary: Southern California, 1,031; Erie, 676. 
Per cent gain : Vermont, 187 ; Atlanta, 68. 

Organizations: Southern California, 16; Central Pennsylvania, 8; Des 
Moines, 8; Northwest Iowa, 8; Philadelphia, 8. 

Young Woman's Auxiliaries and Circles: Baltimore, 488; Troy, 422. 
Per cent, gain: North Dakota, 110; Baltimore, 69. 

Departments. 181 

Organizations: Baltimore, 23; Northeast Ohio, 15. 

Home Guards: Rock River, 448; Southern California, 349. 

Per cent, gain: Delaware, 215; New England, 187. 

Organizations: Delaware, 13; Des Moines, 11; Southern California, 11. 

Companies with 12 or more: Southern California, 44; Delaware, 33. 

Mothers' Jewels : Southern California, 1,569; California, 1,033. 

Per cent, gain: California, 480; Missouri, 243. 

Organizations: New Jersey, 17; Central Illinois, 15; Delaware, 15. 

Bands with 12 or more : New England Southern, 49 ; Delaware, 27. 

Southern California, 3,069; Rock River, 1,696. 


Au.xiliaries: Mrs. R. A. Prescott, 162, Erie Conference; Mrs. H. S. 
Osborn, 143, Central New York. 

Circle : Mrs. John OfTord, 35 ; Mrs. J. E. Walter, 20, Ohio Conference. 

Home Guards: Mrs. B. F. Johnson, 75, Rock River Conference; Mrs. 
Albert Dawson, 70, Pittsburgh Conference; Miss Alice Walker, 70, South- 
ern California. 

Mothers' Jewels: Mrs. J. S. Snow, 220, New England Conference; 
Mrs. E. B. Dolen, 215, Pittsburgh Conference. 


.^uxiliary: Los Angeles, 912, Southern California Conference; North- 
west, 228, Philadelphia Conference. 

Young Woman's Au.xiliaries and Circles : Salina, 153 per cent., North- 
west Kansas; Sacramento, 70 per cent., California. 

Home Guards : Western, 218, Rock River Conference ; Wilkes-Barre, 
211, Wyoming. 

Per Cent. Gain: Wilkes-Barre, 175, Wyoming; Bellinghani, 159, Puget 

Mothers' Jewels : Lynn, 467, New England ; Binghamton, 445, Wyoming. 

Per Cent. Gain : Indianapolis, 250, Indiana ; Canton, 103, Northeast 
Ohio. Lancaster District, Ohio Conference, average 12 net for each band. 

Organizations : New Haven, 4, New York East Conference. 

First. Los Angeles, 171, Southern California; Windermere, Cleveland, 
130, Northeast Ohio; First, Morgantown, 130, West Virginia. 


Normal Park, Buffalo, 200, Genesee; Grove Avenue, 58, Pittsburgh Con- 


Tarentum, 70, Pittsburgh Conference ; Athens, 58, Ohio. 

Per Cent.: Elyria, 428, Northeast Ohio; Tarentum, 116, Pittsburgh 


Cliftondale, 220, New England Conference; Delphi, 180, Northwest 

Per Cent. Gain : Cliftondale, 314, New England ; Rochester, 210, 
Northwest Indiana. 

Southern California, 1,031 ; Erie. 676; West Ohio, 638; Vermont, 561 ; 
Southwest Kansas, 457; Northeast Ohio, 444; Central Pennsylvania, 427; 
Pittsburgh, 392 ; Baltimore, 360 ; New York, 322 ; Philadelphia, 322 ; Atlanta, 
235; Indiana, 231 ; Louisiana, 230; West Virginia, 216; Northern Minnesota, 
209; Idaho, 192; Newark, 180; Chicago German, 160; Northwest Iowa, 144; 

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New England Southern, 142; Wilmington, 141; Mississippi, 139; New York 
East, 136; New Mexico, 134; Minnesota, 130; Colorado, 116; Rock River, 
108; Holston, 106; Southern Illinois, 105; East Maine, 104; Kentucky, 100. 
Per Cent. Gain: Vermont, 187; Atlanta, 68; New Mexico, 51; St. 
Louis, 49 ; Kentucky, 32 ; Idaho, 30 ; West Texas, 20 ; Northwest Nebraska, 



Bahimore, 488; Troy, 422; West Ohio, 346; Indiana, 196; Wyoming 
196; Kansas, 178; Central Illinois, 174; Des Moines, 164; Michigan, 162 
North Dakota, 146; Colorado, 145; California, 136; Dakota, 130; Iowa, 130 
Delaware, 124; Genesee, 124; Idaho, 123; Southern California, 120; Okla- 
homa, 119; Northern Minnesota, 114. 

Per Cent. Gain: North Dakota, 110; Baltimore. 69. 

Organizations: Baltimore, 23; Northeast Ohio, 15. 


Rock River, 448; Southern California, 349; Central Illinois, 235; 
Michigan, 214; Vermont, 209; Wyoming, 207; Delaware, 198; Indiana, 196; 
New York East, 150; West Virginia, 137; New England Southern, 133; 
North Indiana, 131 ; Des Moines, 119; Erie, 111. 

Per Cent. Gain: Delaware, 215; New England Southern, 187; Mis- 
souri, 136; Southern California, 66; West Virginia, 55; Central Illinois, 54; 
Michigan, 50; Indiana, 42; Rock River, 41; Wyoming, 34; California, 20. 


Southern California, 1,569; California, 1,033; New Jersey, 977; Rock 
River, 692 ; Pittsburgh, 674 ; New England, 523 ; Central Pennsylvania, 467 ; 
Central Illinois, 393; Wyoming, 377; Detroit, 362; Erie, 343; Indiana, 299; 
West Virginia, 258; Delaware, 247; Philadelphia, 219; North Indiana, 187; 
Central New York, 176; Genesee, 171; Northern Minnesota. 168; Des 
Moines, 160; Oklahoma, 158; New England Southern, 147; Alabama, 134; 
Vermont, 133; West Te.xas, 131; New York East, 125; Ohio, 115. 

Per Cent. Gain: California, 480; Missouri, 243; Delaware, 117; New 
England Southern, 76; Atlanta, 60; Central Illinois, 40; West Virginia, 36; 
New England, 36 ; West Texas, 35 ; Northern Minnesota, 30 ; Rock River, 
29; Pittsburgh, 27; Idaho, 26; Central Pennsylvania, 21. 


Southern California, 3,069; Rock River, 1,696; Pittsburgh, 1,290; Cali- 
fornia, 1,191 ; Erie, 1,094; Vermont. 923; Indiana, 922; Central Illinois. 882; 
Baltimore, 820; Wyoming, 662: West Virginia, 653; Delaware, 621; West 
Ohio, 572; Central Pennsylvania, 526; Northern Minnesota, 499; Southwest 
Kansas, 448 ; New England Southern, 418 ; West Texas, 376 ; Louisiana, 
376 ; Troy, 372 ; Idaho, 350 ; Northeast Ohio. 332 ; Genesee, 306 ; Colorado, 
291; Philadelphia, 284; New York East, 258; Des Moines, 254; Atlanta, 
252; Chicago German, 219; Southern Illinois, 200; Dakota, 199; North 
Indiana, 192; Iowa. 188; Wisconsin, 146; Mississippi, 146; North Dakota, 
128; East Maine, 116. 


A report of net gains and the names of Personal Workers who have 
secured four or more new paid members should be forwarded each month 
to the Conference Secretaries, through the regular channels who, in turn, 
should report all Auxiliary gains to Mrs. W. R. Fruit. 1169 Pingree Avenue, 
Detroit, Michigan; Young People's and Circle net gains should be reported 
to Mrs. David Daiiey, No. 2120 N. Twelfth Street, Philadelphia Pa., and 
Home Guards and Mothers' Jewels net gains to Mrs. E. L. Price, Circle- 
ville, Ohio. 

Departments. 183 


Mrs. William B. Oliver, Secretary, 
611 West 111th Street, New York City. 

The Woman's Home Missionary Society is one of ten co-operating 
Boards under the Council of Women for Home Missions, maintaining an 
interdenominational service for migrant groups of women and children in 
canneries and on truck farms. 

Six stations were maintained this past summer, averaging eight and 
one-half weeks per station, a total of fifty-one weeks. Three were in new 
locations : Hurlock. Md. ; Vale Cannery. Bel Air, Md., and Stewartstown, 
Pa. Riverton, N. J., was opened again this year, where Italian trench farm- 
ing communities were served, while three stations in Maryland ministered 
to Polish, and one at Stewartstown, Pa., to Lithuanians. 

Twenty workers, college girls, and one trained nurse, all experienced in 
nursery, kindergarten, playground work or domestic science, were the 
workers under the able direction of Mrs. Lila Bell Acheson Wallace, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the Committee on Farm and Cannery Migrants. 

The program is similar to that of the Daily Vacation Bible School. 
Two hundred children having the benefit of daily Bible stories, songs, 
directed play, and all that makes a program of Christian Americanization. 

What encouraging results give us hope for the future, and it is the 
prayer of the committee that funds may make possible a substantial increase 
in this type of work so greatlj' needed. It is our aim to prevent every child 
under fourteen from working, as we realize that w'orking children contribute 
four times their share to juvenile delinquency. With two hundred and 
fourteen canneries in our countrj' in Maryland alone and calls from all over 
the United States, the opportunities are limitless, who w-ill supply the need? 


Mrs. A. B. Storms, Chairman. 
115 Beech Street, Berea, Ohio. 

Committee. — Miss Carrie Barge, Delaware; Miss Muriel Day; Mrs. F. L. 
Taft ; Mrs. E. M. Taylor ; Mrs. H. K. Scripps. 

Sixty-four candidates have been accepted by your Committee during 
the year. Of these, forty-eight have received appointments. This is the 
largest number accepted in one year, due, probably, to the activities of our 
Field Secretaries, especially Miss Muriel Day, who has spent a part of her 
time in the office of Conservation and Advance in Chicago and who has 
directed many applicants to our Committee. Many of these candidates have 
been well trained young women with some teaching experience. 

Our list of accepted candidates would be larger but for the fact that 
some workers have been sent into the schools before being accepted by this 
Committee on account of lack of time. Their credentials will be secured 
and passed upon as soon as possible. It is expected that an applicant shajl 
be accepted by the Candidate Committee before her appointment, and this 
is the usual procedure. 

Again, we speak of the importance of the co-operation of conference 
officers. The application blank explicity states that the credentials of a 
candidate shall be approved by her conference officers before coming to the 
Candidates Committee. We deem it of utmost importance that conferences 
shall know of the young women who have gone from their territory into 
our work. We ask you to pray for them and show a personal interest in 
their welfare and success. 

184 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

The Blank specifies certain requirements to be met by the candidate, 
such as medical certificate, photograph sketch of life and call to the work 
and testimonials regarding qualifications. Should these requirements not 
be completely fulfilled, the conference corresponding secretary should and 
can more easily than anyone else, see that they are completed by corre- 
spondence with the applicant. 

Twenty-six states are represented by these new workers, Ohio leading 
with fourteen, Iowa seven. New York six. Twenty-five schools have se- 
cured one or more of these persons. Fourteen hundred and sixteen letters 
have been written and one hundred eighty-six postcards. One hundred and 
fifty blanks have been sent out. Four hundred and thirteen pages of litera- 
ture and seventy-seven questionnaires sent to references given by candidates. 


Mrs. David D. Forsyth, Chairman, 
404 East Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Committee. — Miss May Albright, Miss Margaret Sutton. 

In the World War a much larger per cent, of the soldiers who went 
from the United States could neither read nor write than the soldiers who 
went from Germany. So educational people everywhere have commenced 
to intensify. It was said that not the rural church, but the rural school, 
had failed. 

Many experiments are being tried out ; for instance, witness the educa- 
tional experiments being put in action in Pearl River County, Mississippi, 
where it is very difficult to get education to the remote frontiers and their 
scattered farms, or to those who live in the open country. Here in this 
county, 36 miles by 28, with a population of 10,000 inhabitants in 1911, there 
were 86 one-room school houses. At present, there are 23 consolidated 
schools, 15 frame schools, 6 brick, 3 concrete, 9 homes for teachers; 100 
special buildings ; wagons for transportation ; playgrounds and equipment. 
What they are doing in lines of domestic science and practical nursing for 
the girls, and manual training and experiments in agriculture for the boys, 
would fill a book. 

So, everywhere, it has been thought worth while to make large experi- 
ments in educational lines these days. Dr. Atwood, of Clarke University, 
said, "Our future growth depends on our judgment in dealing with the 
other people of the world." So, today, when geography is taught, it is 
spoken of as "the Story of the World as the Home of Men." 

A St. Louis school child, before going home, straps to his shoulder a 
number of photographs, a stereoscope, a wall chart, and an illustrated book 
on the subject of the lesson. Steamship timetables and descriptive folders, 
costumed mannequins of the people of the country, some trays containing 
specimens of fabrics, food products, things in daily use by the people, and 
specimens of strange National products are displayed in the classroom. 
For instance, in a class studying Mexico, a boy wears a fibrous garment. On 
the desk are objects and drawings showing the source of raw material and 
processes of manufacture. All conditions concerning these are studied. 

In looking back over the study of the past year and the text-books used, 
we feel that we have had a much better glimpse of our unfinished task in 
America, since we have had spread before us again the recent surveys. Not 
only in text-books for Auxiliaries, but also in the text-book for the young 
people, the challenge was strong to follow the path of service rather than 
the path of self-interest. 

When any books like "Stay-at-Home Journeys" lead children to think 
more of children less fortunate than themselves — children of the orphan- 
ages in Porto Rico, in Alaska, and children less fortunate living in migrant 

Departments. 185 

shacks and in tlie crowded tenements of great cities, then we are forming 
Cliristian character in its incipiency. 

The old question, "How to get the text-books read" is still with us. 
It can be done, but it means the route, the long, hard route of publicity, 
and hard work and personal service by all means and by superhuman means. 
Bookstores everywhere have printed signs, "Books for the Week End," 
"Vacation Books," "Worth While Books," and "The Latest Books." The 
church is putting on also big publicity for all lines of reading, missionary 
and religious, so that the advocates print slogans like: "Buy a Book a 
Week," "Book Week," "Books for Every Known Kind of Workers," "For 
Directors of Religious Education," for "Ministers," "For Sunday-school 
Teachers," "For Missionaries " The new plans for vacation Bible Schools, 
for Church Day Religious Schools, for Summer Schools, for Missions, and 
for Training Schools for Ministers, Rural and City Pastors, all indicate 
that the campaign for Religious Education is more stressed than ever in 
the history of the church. If it is thought worth while that our Summer 
Camps have certain hours in the day to study the Bible, as well as hours for 
play, it is well in the life of all adults from the beginning of the year to 
the end of the year, to have a plan for studying worth-while religious books. 
It is just as imperative and more for Home Missionary women, with the 
vision of America's need outlined in all their text-books, to have a plan of 
study of the same, so that whether we live in the city or in the country, 
these books will show us America's need for Christian influence and teaching. 

Dr. Haynes, in "The Trend of the Races," points us to the achievements 
of his race and sixty years of that history shows us the advancement of his 
people. We may not have realized it, but the Negro has fought his way 
up in the midst of scorn and prejudice and poverty and ignorance and we 
can no longer refuse him a place. So, with the love of Christ in our hearts, 
asking that prejudice be overcome in our hearts, may we face this study 
with greater diligence than ever before. 

If it is worth while for all denominations to face and study the Negro 
problem, it is not right for any single individual to say, "I will not study 
that subject." 

In "In the Vanguard of a Race," by Mrs. Hammond, we can see the ex- 
amples of many bright and interesting Negro lives who have accomplished 
much. In "The Magic Box," the children's book, our chiildren will be 
especially interested, and as they learn from this book the interesting things 
about colored children in their everyday contact with them, they may have a 
better spirit, a spirit that will show to these children of a darker color that 
they are playing fair. It has been thought worth while by the Boy Scouts 
to have an oath in which they promise not to say "dago," "sheeny," and 
"chink," and shall not the word "nigger'' also be included? When our chil- 
dren can be taught to respect all God's creatures, whether they are foreign 
or black or dirty, then America will be "the land of the free." 

Not alone for the text-books, but for the papers of our society, do we 
need constant vigilance. The Northeast Ohio Conference stressed the 
taking of the lVo)iia)i's Home Missiatis by every member and made a very 
great increase last year. The Rock River Conference made a campaign 
beginning with their officers on the matter of text-books and papers. The 
Detroit Conference campaigned vigorously on all lines of reading. They 
had a story-telling contest in each district in which the successful contestant 
was given a silver medal, and then it was continued in the conference and 
these contestants competed for a gold medal. The Secretary of Missionary 
Education in the Central New York Conference sends a letter to every aux- 
iliary requesting them to answer what they have done in the matter of 
reading, with this fine result that everyone has responded, whether they 
have a class or not. 

Let your district plan either a text-book campaign, or every new mem- 

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ber a subscriber to Woman's Home Missions, or the Annual Report for each 
member in the Auxiliary, or a set goal for the amount of literature. 

The text-book for the year is not inflaming — it is not a disease, we shall 
need the human touch to bring it to our attention. 

Some Sikhs leaving Bombay for Europe were overheard saying, "Well, 
we are going to fight the great Sahib's battles and we know that the great 
Sahib is praying for victory to his God, so we had better find out all we 
can about the great Sahib's God." And they entered the Bombay Depot of 
the Bible Society and bought Punjabi Scriptures. When our missionary 
women shall have put on the whole armor and really desire information, 
then shall our text-books go through many editions, our depots of supplies 
shall have no literature left on its shelves, our IVoman's Home Missions 
have more than its quota of subscriptions. 

Dr. Eliot, who for forty years, studied the effect of spare time reading 
on the men and women who passed under his guidance, says, "Just fifteen 
minutes a day devoted to a few great books will give any one the essentials 
of a liberal education." 

So again this year we come pleading for the spare time as well as the 
free hours for reading. 

Detroit Conference leads in the number of Study Books, 1,008. South- 
ern California, 970; St. Louis Conference, 527. 

Northeast Ohio and Rock River Conference and Nebraska and Kan- 
sas Conference have held the line for making the goal for Woman's Home 

This department has given $100 in prizes this year to the winners of 
the Alice M. Guernsey Short Story Contest. 

One hundred and eighty-eight stories were received, and the names of 
the successful winners are as follows: 

First Prize: "From the Hall Bedroom to the Parlor," by Luanna M. 
Vernon, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Second Prize : "Transformations," by Mrs. Annie Hobbs Woodcock, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Third Prize: "Rose-Marie Also Serves," by Mrs. Etta Potter, Elwell, 


Mrs. H. S. Earle, Chairman, 
160 Delaware Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

Committee. — Mrs. Wm. Anderson, Mrs. Geo. A. Palmer, Mrs. H. C. 

While we did not reach the goal that we had hoped to, we are very 
grateful to the splendid women for the efforts made and we ask them to 
keep on with the good work the coming year that we may bring the receipts 
from these little silent messengers to at least $175,000 next year. Eighty- 
two Conferences reported as follows, gain of five over last year: 

Alabama $62.84 Des Moines 2,956.43 

Atlanta 24.26 Detroit 8,160.41 

Baltimore 3,467.76 East Maine 12.95 

California 2,155.77 East Tennessee 33.50 

Central Illinois 1,634.39 Erie 5,200.12 

Central Missouri 158.50 Florida 30.18 

Central New York 4,315.87 Genesee 3,127.75 

Central Pennsylvania .... 3,074.33 Georgia 2.40 

Central German 128.37 Holston 549.71 

Colorado 1,072.46 Honolulu 105.75 

Dakota 98.74 Idaho 134.78 

Delaware 272.25 Illinois 2,443.58 



Indiana 2,169.11 

Iowa 1,307.88 

Kansas 1,206.04 

Kentucky 265.75 

Lexington 2,059.70 

Little Rock 439.17 

Louisiana 35.21 

Maine 952.00 

Michigan 1,909.30 

Minnesota 408.36 

Missouri 246.65 

Montana 175.02 

Nebraska 2,363.91 

Newark 3,738.67 

New England 1,818.20 

New England States 1,417.59 

New Hampshire 258.02 

New Jersey , 2,145.54 

New Mexico 110.85 

New York 2,273.15 

New York Eastern 3,283.70 

North Dakota 213.09 

North Indiana 7,737.16 

North Montana 104.34 

Northeast Ohio 7,350.82 

Northern Minnesota 1,650.20 

Northern New York 1,876.74 

Northwest Indiana 3,171.56 

Northwest Iowa 1,055.65 

Northwest Kansas 450.76 

Northwest Nebraska 6.85 

Ohio ; 5,319.35 

Oklahoma 1,692.30 

Oregon 750.46 

Philadelphia 6,166.69 

Pitt.sburgh 3,041.31 

Porto Rico 90.00 

Puget Sound 1,019.19 

Rock River 6,247.45 

Savannah 12.50 

St. John's River 116.02 

St. Louis 2,859.03 

Southern California 4,976.00 

Southern Illinois 1,390.06 

South Carolina 4.64 

Southwest Kansas 2,076.13 

Tennessee 6.00 

Troy 2,234.77 

Upper Iowa 1 ,242.62 

Utah Mission 65.29 

Vermont 432.53 

Washington 600.00 

West Ohio 10,224.58 

West Virginia 1,248.42 

West Wisconsin 581.76 

Wilmington 1,291.37 

Wisconsin 841.22 

Wyoming 5,988.41 

Wyoming State 231.23 

Home Guards and 

Mothers' Jewels 9,862.64 

Total $161,055.40 

Increase 9,684.81 

Later reports made the 
total' $162,606.84 


Banner Conference, West 

■ Ohio $10,224.04 

Detroit 8,160.41 

North Indiana 7Ji7.\6 

Northeast Ohio 7,350.82 

Rock River 6,247.45 

Philadelphia 6,166.69 

Wyoming 5,988.41 

Ohio 5,319.35 

Erie 5,200.12 

Southern California 4,796.00 

Central New York 4,315.87 

Newark 3,938.67 

Baltimore 3,467.76 

New York Eastern 3,283.70 

Northwest Indiana 3,171.56 

Genesee 3,127.75 

Central Pennsylvania 3,074.33 

Pittsburgh 3,041.31 

Des Moines 2,956.43 

Illinois 2,443.58 

Nebraska 2,363.91 

New York 2,273.15 

Troy 2,234.77 

Indiana 2,169.11 

California 2,155.77 

New Jersey 2,145.54 

Southwest Kansa.s 2,076.13 

Lexington 2,059.75 

Michigan 1,909.30 

Northern New York 1.876.74 

New England 1,818.30 

Oklahoma 1,692.30 

Northern Alinnesota 1,650.20 

Central Illinois 1,634.39 

New England Southern. 1,417.59 

Southern Illinois 1,390.06 

Iowa 1,307.88 

Wilmington 1,291.34 

West Virginia 1.248.42 

Upper Iowa 1,242.62 

Kansas 1,206.04 

Colorado 1,072.46 

Northwest Iowa 1,055.65 

Puget Sound 1,019.19 

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Largest Amount in Individual Boxes. 

Genesee $120.00 West Texas 43.95 

North Indiana 102.17 Philadelphia 42.00 

West Ohio 86.00 Detroit 40.00 

North Indiana . . . , 64.00 Central New York 36.50 

Erie 60.00 Detroit, North Indiana.. 35.00 

Illinois 52.00 Detroit 32.00 

West Virginia, Southern Detroit, Central New 

California, Philadelphia York and New York. . . 30.00 

and Rock River 50.00 

and many conferences report sums from $10 to $30 but they are too numer- 
ous to mention. Keep on with the good work, and we hope that you may 
have a greater vision than before for there is much to do and we are de- 
pending on the Mite-Box for it. 

Number of boxes sent out from all ofHces, 195,202. 

Kansas City National Training School goes over the top again with 

The girls in Adeline Smith Home, $377.94. 

The girls in the Geo. O. Robinson Orphanage, $15. 

Again we hear the voice from Honolulu, $102.75. 


Mrs. Ella G. Stokes, Secretary-Treasurer. 
2912 13th Street N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Committee. — Mrs. George O. Robinson, Mrs. D. B. Street, Miss Mary N. 

This has been a year of unusual opportunity for the Permanent Deacon- 
ess Fund. 

Forty-one of our noble workers have been cared for. 

In the North, South, East and West they have sought renewed health, 
some in hospitals and Rest Homes, while others not so seriously ill, have 
been taken care of in their own homes. 

During the year it was our privilege and pleasure to visit our Permanent 
Deaconess Fund family at Bancroft-Taylor Rest Home and Sunset Cottage 
and to see the tender, loving care that is given our invalid sisters, eight of 
whom have enjoyed the comfort and sympathy found in this haven of rest. 
We cannot estimate the value of the Fund until we come in close touch with 
the deaconesses we are trying to help over the hard places and hear their 
expressions of gratitude and thankfulness that the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society has made such provision for them when the resting time 

It is with deep regret we report the passing of three of our workers — 
Emma Deaton, Flora Jacobs and Ella M. Bateman, who went home from our 
own Sibley Hospital. 

"They rest from their labors and their works do follow them." 

Number of Deaconesses cared for during year 41 

Number of Deaconesses receiving care at present time... 21 

Number of Nurses employed to care for Deaconesses... 3 

Receipts for year ending July 31, 1922 $12,692.17 

Disbursements for year ending July 31, 1922 11,630.77 

Amount in Invested Fund, July 31, 1922 26,175.56 

Departments. 189 


Mrs. C. B. Spencer, Chairman, 
15 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Committee. — Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff, Mrs. Ella Stanard Shoemaker, 
Mrs. F. A. Arter, Mrs. S. S. Kresge. 

The offerings of our members coming through regular conference 
channels are 60 per cent, larger this year than last, and the total income is 
eleven thousand five hundred and eighty-three dollars. We have appropriated 
the entire income from the Fund to our Missionaries who pass by retirement 
into our Sunset Sisterhood, and I am happy to tell you that the Fund is 
such that we could appropriate one thousand dollars more than was 
possible last year. The sum, $2,767, is small, all too small, but even so, our 
beloved Sunset members do get even now some evidence that we do care, 
that we do appreciate them as well as what they have done. We will 
hasten our steps to get more that they may have more. 

There have been not a few large gifts by Conferences and Auxiliaries. 
Mrs. Shoemaker continues her gift of one thousand dollars and a fellow 
member of the same auxiliary has promised $50.00 a year for five years. 
St. Louis Conference, this year gave $2,310.50. A colored auxiliary in St. 
Louis pledged $50.00. Thanks and again thanks. 

But it does not end here. I am moved more deeply than I can express 
by the response to the true story I told in Woman's Home Missions some 
months ago. Our Treasurer, Mrs. FreemaUj^ wrote me a short time ago 
that "There is scarcely a day that we do not receive a small check for the 
Permanent Missionary Fund because of your appeal in Woman's Home 
Missions." I am glad and I do hope and charge our Conference Officers 
to pass on to our auxiliaries my appreciation, in behalf of our Sunset 
Sisterhood, of their response. One who did not sign her name and who 
admonished me not to try to discover who she was, but who is in a home 
for the aged, sent me $5.00, another who is 84 years of age and shut in by 
bad health sent five dollars, and a dear sister in an auxiliary just beginning 
in a little charge in Georgia writes that a collection of two dollars was 
taken ; with the money she sends the sweetest letter. A Presbyterian lady 
read my article and sends a contribution. It is from such sources that we 
have collected a great part of our eleven thousand dollars. 

We must make haste to reach our goal of one hundred thousand 
dollars for this Fund. Had we not appropriated the income from it we 
would now have sixty thousand dollars invested. We must apply the 
income to the purpose of the Fund and that means we must make our 
appeal for the Fund itself more telling. I know you will all help me. The 
expense of promoting this Permanent Missionary Fund last year was but 
a little more than one per cent, of the income. Help this Department, help 
it this year to hasten to reach its goal. I am looking for more annuities. 
Let us remove all shadows of anxiety from the hearts and faces of our 
representatives out in the field. Let us get ready to welcome them into 
our Rest Homes or wherever they abide, giving them the visible evidences 
of cur love, until they leave us to represent us in Heaven. 

Receipts from Conferences $8,315.91 

Liberty Bonds Cashed 500.00 

From Literest 2,767.56 

Total Receipts $11,583.47 

Invested $8,815.41 

Toward Support of Retired Missionaries 2,767.56 

Total $11,582.97 

190 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Amount in Fund, July 31, 1921 $45 925 91 

Invested, July, 1921-1922 8!815.41 

Total, July 31, 1922 $54,741.32 

Number of Missionaries cared for 17 

15 Receiving care at present. 

10 Are residents of Bancroft-Taylor Rest Home, Ocean Grove, N.J. 
6 Have been cared for in Sunset Cottage. 


Miss Ella Abigail Ely, Chairman, 
Delaware, Ohio. 

Committee. — Mrs. J. H. Freeman, Miss Mary Belle Evans, Mrs. L. J. 

Perpetual Members enrolled, 1921-1922 985 

Perpetual Membership Fund, 1921-1922 $29,550.00 

Total Perpetual Members, July 31, 1922 6,059 

Total Perpetual Membership Fund, July 31, 1922. . .$181,770.00 

The Perpetual Membership Department of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was inaugurated June 
11, 1914, with three Perpetual Members, and $90 in the Perpetual Member- 
ship Endowment Fund. 

But it is not alone the amount of money that is gratifying. We are 
reaching out in the by-ways and clasping the hand of the lone woman who 
finds comfort in adding to our list of Perpetual Members the names of 
friends who have crossed the river. Of the aged woman whose activity 
in this world is finished who finds happiness in having children and grand- 
children, by united effort, place her name on our list. Of the woman who 
has little of this world's goods, and who must keep that little while here, 
but who can leave a small legacy to the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society that will each year cause her name to be read at the September 
meeting of her own auxiliary, with the statement that her Perpetual 
Membership dues have been received. 

We are bringing sunshine into the lives of women who seem not to 
"belong" to anything or anybody. The knowledge that they can "belong" 
to the great society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society, by the payment of thirty dollars, and have their name 
mentioned once each year, on dues-paying-day, brings pleasure to many 
lonely hearts. 

Thus our mission in this department is two-fold ; bringing in the 
gleanings left by the harvesters, and scattering sunshine along the way. 

The members of over 1,500 auxiliaries of the W. H. M. S. look forward 
eagerly to the September meeting, dues-paying-day, when the receipt of the 
dues is announced. 

The popularity of the Perpetual Membership Department calls for a 
word of caution. Missionary money must not be used for a Perpetual 
Membership, it is to be money that would not otherwise come to the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. A special gift, a Christmas or birthday present, 
money earned or collected for this one purpose. 

Conference Enrollment. 

•Baltimore, 35; California, 13; Central German, 2; Central Illinois, 19; 
Central Missouri, 1; Central New York, 31; Central Pennsylvania, 43; 
Colorado, 10; Columbia River, 7; Delaware, 2; Des Moines, 11; Detroit, 
28; Erie, 43; Genesee, 5; Holston, 7; Idaho, 1; Illinios, 46; Indiana, 24; 
Iowa, 7; Kansas, 27; Lexington, 2; Little Rock, 2; Maine, 8; Michigan, 24; 
Minnesota, 3; Missouri, 4; Nebraska, 20; Newark, 15; New England, 42; 
New England Southern, 9; New Hampshire, 3; New Jersey, 13; New York, 

Departments. 191 

15; New York East, 10; North Carolina, 3; North Indiana, 35; Northeast 
Ohio, il \ Northern Minnesota, 15; Northern New \ork, 19; Northwest 
Indiana, 17; Northwest Iowa, 4; Northwest Kansas, 2; Ohio, 39; Oklalioma, 
10; Oregon, 2; Philadelphia, 16; Pittsburgh, 15; Puget Sound, 10; Rock 
River, 20; Saint Johns River, 3; Saint Louis, 5; Southern California, 54; 
Southern Illinois, 16; Southwest Kansas, 4; Troy, 11; Upper Iowa, 19; 
Vermont, 5; Washington, 1; West Ohio, 25; West Virginia, 20; West 
W'isconsin, 5; Wilmington, 11; Wisconsin, 4; Wyoming, 25; Wyoming 
State, 1. 



Mrs. J. C. McDowell, Chairman, 
Baum and Rebecca Streets, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

It is sometimes said "The Americans Won the World War" and in a 
sense it may be true that it could not have been won without them. 

Though the Woman's Home Missionary Society as an organization was 
a bit late in entering the prohibition fight (of course as individuals we were 
in it), we were a valued reinforcement. This is not intimating that the 
Eighteenth Amendment could not have been won without our help. 

The chairman of your committee wishes to say a sincere thank yuu 
to you all for standing so loyally and effectively for this work. 

Organized co-operation has been the secret of the success of temperance 
reform. Never was united effort more needed for never were the "wets" 
so thoroughly organized as now. 

As you all know the brazen attempts of the Association Against the 
Prohibition Amendment may easily be defeated if we Christian citizen 
voters register and vote for dry candidates. The only hope of the "wets" 
to nullify our law is in their false propaganda of "Prohibition does not 
Prohibit." (Counting on the apathy or false security of the "drys"), to 
elect men to Congress that will violate their oath of ofifice, repeal the Volstead 
enforcement code, restore the sale of wine and beer and ultimately repeal 
the Eighteenth Amendment. 

The law is not a failure. Where it has not accomplished all we hoped 
it has not been the fault of the law but of those who have failed in its 
enforcement. To reduce the per capita consumption of alcoholic liquors 
from twenty-two gallons to one-half of one gallon is not failure; but does 
explain the aroused desperation of the "wets." As to the wine and beer, 
personal liberty cry, Prohibition States learned by experience that prohibi- 
tion to be effective must be bone dry. At present we note gain in law 

All welfare organizations report tremendous improvement in conserved 
health, wealth and morals. The lowest death rate ever known. Reduction 
in the last three years from fourteen per thousand to twelve, a saving of 
over two hundred thousand lives a year. Yet we hear more of bootleggers 
and moonshiners than of the thousands of redeemed families ; and the happy 
mothers of children comfortably clothed and fed that before Prohibition 
suffered the horrors of poverty and neglect. 

In the appeal of Kathleen Norris for women in this crucial time to 
help hold the law that is doing so much to protect their homes and children 
said "if any one would be willing to tear down an American flag and wrap 
it round a garbage can, then he may consistently sneer at the non-enforce- 
ment of the Eighteenth Amendment but American patriots must not permit 
themselves to miss this opportunity for a patriotism fully as great as that 
offered by service at the front in the World War." 

Naturally, we of this department believe that just now the work next 
in importance to our own law enforcement is the World Prohibition cam- 
paign and where more appropriately and effectively may this be done than 

192 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

in our missionary societies. If it was necessary to secure a dry world we 
would be justified in dropping other efforts and doing this one thing as the 
most important work toward World Evangelization ; but it is not necessary. 
"This ought ye to have done Jind not left the other undone." We will need 
to help in this World Prohibition effort as aid to our own law enforcement. 

The wine and spirit trade reports a meeting in Paris of a World League 
Against Prohibition at which every country in Europe was represented 
and in which they hope in the future to have anti-prohibitionists from 

France is trying to break down the prohibition against spirits in Norway 
and Sweden. 

Spain has compelled Iceland to give up her prohibition law by threat of 
refusing to take her fish, which would ruin her fish trade and shipping 
industry. The old story still holds of American breweries in China and 
Japan ruining more than our Missions and schools can save. 

Each of the seventy-three Conference Temperance Secretaries has re- 
ceived weekly the Clip Sheet, a publication of our Methodist Church Tem- 
perance Board. Half this expense is a contribution of that Board. 

666,910 pages of temperance literature have been sent out. 

Number of Conference Temperance Secretaries 73 

Number of Secretaries reporting 43 

Number of Auxiliary Temperance Secretaries in the Conferences.. 776 

Pages of Temperance literature 693,253 

Pages of literature not provided by the National Chairman 26,343 

Work for law enforcement 

Petitions and letters forwarded 1,163 

Talks given in the public schools 

Law enforcement dinners held 

Law enforcement rallys held , 

Saloons reported to the proper authorities and closed 

Pledges signed 727 

Number of public Temperance meetings held 377 

Number of Temperance sermons preached by pastors in the Con- 
ferences 238 

Number of Temperance lectures held 146 

Number of Temperance papers read at meetings 715 

Number of Temperance prayer meetings held 513 

Number of Medal Contests held 7 

Number of Temperance posters used 2,470 

Number of Temperance talks given at the auxiliary meetings 1,611 

The interest in the teaching of the quarterly temperance Sunday School 
lesson has been increased by the co-operation of the Conference Secretaries. 

Scientific temperance instruction in the public schools has been promoted 
by the efforts of the Conference Secretaries. 

Each secretary reports she is given time to present her work at the 
auxiliary meetings. 

Response to the question "Kindly add suggestions that have proved 

"Temperance presented at group meetings. Encouraged women to 
register and vote for the dry candidates. Law enforcement dinners given 
in Chicago. One secretary worked in their music store. In this way she 
was able to suppress songs advertising the liquor traffic. Leaflets were 
given out at Camp-meetings and at State Fairs. One auxiliary gave temper- 
ance song books to the Primary Department in their Sunday-school. Tem- 
perance has been presented at Mother and Daughter Banquets. Copies of 
the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Enforcement Code have been 
given out. Worked for dry candidates." 



Financial Report. 
I, as Chairman of the Temperance Committee, have expended in pro- 
moting this work six hundred fifty dollars and eigthy-eight cents ($650.88). 
My appropriation is five hundred dollars ($500.00). This leaves a balance 
of one hundred fifty dollars and eighty-eight cents ($150.88), my contribu- 
tion to the work. 


Miss Mary H. France, Chairman, 
1065 Harvard Terrace, Washington, D. C. 

To the women who by their efforts have made possible the following 
report, we wish to express our appreciation. With their co-operation the 
future promises greater results in the further development of the Thank 
Ofi^ering Department. 

79 Conferences were heard from — 65 of these reported Thank Offerings. 

23 Conferences elected Thank Offering Secretaries this year. 

Over 1,600 public and auxiliary Thank Offering services were reported. 

Alabama $19.78 

Atlanta 5.28 

Baltimore 2,264.91 

Central German 132.75 

Central New York 1,030.69 

Central Pennsylvania .... 18.69 

Chicago German 11.81 

Colorado 1,212.50 

Columbia River 350.00 

Delaware 58.25 

Des Moines 4,942.34 

Detroit 4,127.07 

East Maine 3.00 

Erie 2,694.01 

Hawaii 25.00 

Holston 656.95 

Idaho 107.32 

Illinois 3.082.05 

Indiana 2,632.16 

Iowa 235.00 

Kansas 3,1 13.86 

Kentucky 111.52 

Lincoln 5.00 

Little Rock 22.40 

Michigan 3,392.80 

Minnesota 543.55 

Missouri 479.96 

Montana 162.90 

Nebraska 478.43 

Newark 410.00 

New England 692.71 

New England Southern . . 42.47 

New Hampshire 67.89 

New Mexico 22.00 

New York 500.00 

New York East 183.95 

North Carolina 1.75 

North Dakota 609.61 

North Indiana 1,625.81 

Northeast Ohio 8,000.00 

Northern New York .... 400.00 

Northwest Indiana 2,055.29 

Northwest Iowa 3,588.99 

Northwest Kansas 142.45 

Ohio 3,497.33 

Oklahoma 4,045.00 

Oregon 345.02 

Pittsburgh 7,125.64 

Puget Sound 1,439.39 

Rock River 8,540.24 

Savannah 10.00 

St. John's River 199.02 

St. Louis 2,313.59 

Southern Illinois 789.20 

Southwest Kansas 1,751.94 

Tennessee 4.75 

Troy 425.62 

Vermont 125.44 

Washington 158.93 

West Ohio 6,323.57 

West Texas 6.00 

West Virginia 1,072.53 

West Wisconsin 617.09 

Wilmington 226.94 

Wisconsin 1,684.34 

Total $91,434.73 

Increase 16,304.96 

Aim : A Thank Offering from every member. 

A Thank Offering Secretary for every Conference. 

A Thank Offering service in every auxiliary or a public meeting. 
Slogan: "A Thankful Heart." 

194 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


Number of Certificates validated 445 

Number of Certificates rejected because of location... 7 

Number of Certificates rejected because of time limit. 4 

Number of Certificates presented 456 

Mrs. Susik A. Winold, Transportation Secretary. 


Mrs. Ida 0. Bingham Mrs. Thomas Hopkins 

Mrs. Harriet Bowman Miss Lena Belle Kausen 

Mrs. John A. Cockle Mrs. Susan Meeks 

Mrs. Mary E. Dyar Annie C. Mellows 

Mrs. Thomas Fletcher Maud M. Moran 

Mrs. B. F. Carman Miss Harriet Mae Phillips 

Mrs. L. B. Gray Miss Anna Stallings 

Mrs. Virginia Hill Mrs. R. C. Voorhees 

Mrs. J. Francis Hill Mrs. C. H. Whitacre 



(Con tinned from page 120) Linen 

and Silver 

Conference Cash Fund 

Alabama $91.00 

Baltimore " 11,288.29 $170.00 

•California 2,923.09 79.08 

Central German 1 12.25 

Central New York 3,792.00 358.25 

Central Pennsylvania 5,048.29 195.00 

Central Illinois 2,528.25 258.90 

Chicago German 15.50 

Columbia River 731.61 28.00 

Colorado 4,842.52 15.00 

Dakota 743.07 

Delaware 98.90 

Detroit 7,860.35 143.00 

Des Moines 5,245.98 100.00 

Erie 5,953.11 409.65 

Genesee 3,953.48 181.00 

Georgia 5.00 

Holston 597.25 71.45 

Idaho 443.13 25.00 

Illinois 8.436.40 78.00 

Indiana 3,297.63 171.00 

Iowa 1,429.14 40.00 

Kansas 2,422.19 1 10.00 

Kentucky 241.45 41.55 

Lexington 1,325.72 60.00 

Little Rock 15.45 

Maine 192.56 8.00 

Michigan 2,292.15 65.09 

Minnesota 1,972.46 60.25 

Missouri 722.82 27.10 

Montana 78.00 10.00 

Newark 16.000.00 155.25 

Nebraska 4,633.77 161.19 

New England 2,008.61 177.00 

New England Southern 6.34.52 46.00 

Departments. 195 

New Hampshire 119.22 26.32 

New Jersey 3,419.07 80.00 

New Mexico 272.87 5.00 

New York 9,146.59 119.00 

New York East 3,890.34 112.00 

North Dakota 703.14 74.25 

North Indiana 5,527.14 353.89 

North Montana 20.00 

Northeast Ohio 10,525.21 2>77.9i 

Northern Minnesota 2,271.97 100.00 

Northern New York 1,520.92 67.00 

Northwest Indiana 3,850.66 157.72 

Northwest Iowa 1,466.81 144.00 

Northwest Kansas ^ 510.56 65.75 

Northwest Nebraska 35.00 

Ohio 13,396.49 316.00 

Oklahoma 5,458.48 190.82 

Oregon 1,458.24 15.77 

Philadelphia 11,742.72 500.00 

Pittsburgh 5,292.53 350.30 

Puget Sound 940.71 12.50 

Rock River 8,915.62 279.00 

St. Louis 2,040.07 120.00 

Southern California 13.023.00 15.00 

Southern Illinois 3,914.61 122.00 

Southwest Kansas 1,559.86 47.50 

St. Johns River • 55.00 25.00 

Troy 1,629.60 87.00 

Upper Iowa 2,094.86 95.00 

Utah 119.00 5.00 

Vermont 428.29 10.00 

Washington 138.58 66.60 

West Ohio 9,434.80 725.77 

West Virginia 3,754.25 88.30 

West Wisconsin 464.46 25.00 

Wilmington 1,610.74 45.00 

Wisconsin 2.116.01 201.00 

Wvoming 2.668.98 167.00 

Wvoming State 552.62 5.00 

Total $246,671.46 $8,468.13 


Is an organization of business and professional women, functioning 
through the Woman's Home and the Woman's Foreign Alissionary Societies 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It has sprung up in response to a 
definite call on the part of this group for a share in the world-program of 
the church. These young women are interested in world problems : they are 
independent, broad-minded, intelligent and generous ; but. by reason of 
their employment during the day. they are usually precluded from attending 
the meetings of the Missionary Societies of the Church. They believe in 
both Home and Foreign Missions, but they do not have time or strength for 
two societies. This group includes all classes — teachers, clerks, steno- 
graphers, telephone operators, girls in domestic service, those employed in 
mills and factories, physicians, nurses — any girl or woman employed during 
the day. 

History cf the Mo\'ement. 

Recognizing the existence of this large and practically unenlistcd 
group, at a meeting of the Northwestern Branch of the Woman's Foreign 

196 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Missionary Society held at Evanston, Illinois, in January, 1920, Mrs. 
Franklin H. Clapp, Superintendent of the Young People's Department of 
Northwestern Branch, spoke of the possibilities of interesting these business 
women in the great field of missions. She consulted Miss Marion Lela 
^Norris, a young business woman of Chicago, who presented the side of 
the business woman, urging that such a movement be made to include both 
Home and Foreign Missions. Miss Welthy Honsinger, returned missionary 
from China, was enthusiastic over the plan and spoke in its interest. With 
this object in mind, letters were sent to leading pastors and missionary 
workers within the Northwestern Branch to ascertain the need of such an 
organization. A large number of encouraging replies were received. 

A questionnaire sent out in the Woman's Home Missionary Society 
showed some forty-five union societies already organized in the Young 
People's Department of the thirty-five conferences responding to the 

Meanwhile, representatives from Anderson, Indiana, also in attendance 
at this Branch meeting at Evanston, returned home to tell of Miss Hon- 
singer's address and of the appeal for the business women. The Potter 
Mission Circle at Anderson, composed of business and professional women, 
was already doing both Home and Foreign Missionary work very much after 
the suggested plan. They immediately communicated with the officers of 
both the Woman's Home and the Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies, 
seeking recognition for this form of organization and official sanction for 
its extension to other groups. This correspondence with the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Society was referred by them to Mrs. Clapp. The two 
movements were merged with Miss Helen A. Wesp, representing the 
Anderson group. 

In the autumn of 1920 at the National Executive meeting of the 
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society permission was granted for a trial 
of such a movement within the territory of the Northwestern Branch 
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) and a committee was appointed 
to give the movement further consideration and to report at the next 
national executive meeting. 

The proposition was then presented to Mrs. F. E. Clendenen, Corre- 
sponding Secretary of Rock River Conference, Woman's Home Missionary 
Society, and to Mrs. Daniel Stecker, Associate Secretary of the Young 
People's Department, Woman's Home Missionary Society, who by request 
submitted it to the Board of Trustees of this Society. Permission was 
granted by them to accept the proposition of the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, and Mrs. Stecker and Mrs. Clendenen were appointed to 
represent the Woman's Home Missionary Society, while Mrs. J. N. Reed, 
Home Base Secretary for the Northwestern Branch, and Mrs. F. H. Clapp 
represented the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Miss Marion Lela 
Norris of Chicago and Miss Helen A. Wesp of Anderson, Indiana, repre- 
sented the Business Women. 

In April, 1921, the movement was formally launched at a luncheon 
held at Marshall Field's, with over one hundred business women of Chicago 
and a number of the officers of the two societies present. It at once met 
with favor and enthusiasm and plans were made for organizations. But 
with the coming of the summer months and the depressed economic condi- 
tions that affected all classes, it did not seem wise to push its extension at 
that time, so not until the fall of 1921 was the work of organization defi- 
nitely taken up. Because of Mrs. Clapp's absence in Europe, Mrs. A. E. 
Craig, of Evansville, Indiana, was appointed her successor upon the 
Central Committee with Miss Norris as Chairman and Miss Wesp as 
Secretary, but because of the pressure of other duties, Mrs. Craig has 
been succeeded by Mrs. O. N. Townsend of Zanesville, Ohio. 

At the National meeting of the Board of Managers of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society at Providence, Rhode Island, in October, 1921, 

Departments. 197 

and at the National Executive Committee Meeting of the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Society at Wichita, Kansas, in October, 1921, the Wesleyan 
Service Guild was approved and allowed to continue its work of organiza- 
tion within the States of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and 
was granted the privilege of inviting similar groups of business women 
already organized for union missionary work to become affiliated with the 
Wesleyan Service Guild and to adopt the name and form of organization ; 
and further to allow similar groups outside of these four states, desiring 
upon their own initiative to organize themselves under the name and 
form of the Wesleyan Service Guild and to become affiliated with it, to do so. 
It is not the purpose of the Wesleyan Service Guild to disturb already 
existing organizations of Young Women's Auxiliaries of either the Woman's 
Home or the Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies, but rather to provide 
for groups not already organized by either society or for organizations 
where the work may be more successfully carried on by a union effort. 


In formulating a constitution for local Units of the Wesleyan Service 
Guild, it has been the purpose to make the organization as simple and 
elastic as possible in order to meet the varying needs of different commu- 
nities, and at the same time to meet the requirements of the two Women's 
Missionary Societies with w^hich the movement is affiliated. The object has 
been to unite this group of women in Christian fellowship ; to provide 
opportunity for service in the local community (particularly personal 
service) and for the Homeland and the Foreign Field; to afford a con- 
venient time of meeting (as far as possible in a home atmosphere) ; a brief 
interesting program ; a channel for the direct and prompt sending of funds ; 
to place at the disposal of this organization the wealth of literature and 
first-hand information concerning mission fields and their needs; and to 
make possible the co-operation of the business women with the great and 
efficient organizations of the Woman's Home and the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Societies of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Relation of Local Units of the Woman's Home and the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Societies. 

The local unit sustains the same relationship to the Woman's Home 
and the Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies as does any other local 
organization in their Young People's Departments, save that it has a double 
affiliation. It sends through its corresponding secretary regular quarterly 
reports to the District Young People's Secretary of each society, in June, 
September, December and March (to the Home Society by the 15th of these 
months, to the Foreign by the 10th), using the blanks provided. A duplicate 
report is sent to the Central Committee. All money is sent by the first of 
each month to the District or Conference Treasurer (according to the organi- 
zation of the conference). 

The local unit of the Wesleyan Service Guild should be represented at 
the District Meetings and in all the activities of each society and should 
receive from them all communications sent to other organizations of the 
Young People's Departments. 


The dues of $2.50 a year provide for membership dues and contingent 
fund in each of the two Missionary Societies, and allow a local fund of 
10 cents per member, and 10 cents for Central Committee Contingent Fund. 
The payment of these dues constitutes full membership and is the only 
required obligation, but it is expected that the various lines of work of the 
Societies will be considered and opportunity given those who desire to 
contribute. Additional funds may be raised by the usual methods employed 
by the two Societies, individual gifts, Thank Offering, mite boxes, etc., 

198 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

or by other methods in harmony with the spirit and the purpose of the 

Special Fields of Work. 
It is the plan of the Wesleyan Service Guild to adopt special lines of 
work in both the Home and the Foreign fields (with the approval of the 
Missionary Societies) to which the money may be appropriated. The first 
work assumed has been that for the foreign children at the Campbell 
Settlement at Gary, Indiana, and for the industrial women of Japan. Special 
leaflets concerning these needs are provided. Five hundred dollars is the 
sum pledged to each of these fields by the new organization. Further work 
will be ready for consideration as soon as these obligations are met. Over 
and above the specific obligations assumed by the Guild, each local unit is 
free to contribute to other lines of missionary work of the Woman's Home 
and Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies, but in harmony with the 
division specified in the constitution. 

Division of Study and Service. 

In order to provide for a connected study of both the Home and Foreign 
fields and an opportunity for community service, it is sviggested that the 
year be so divided as to give special emphasis to each. September first to 
February first may be set aside for the study of Home Missions. The 
international Armistice and the national Thanksgiving days and the Christ- 
mas season may be made outstanding occasions for Home and Foreign and 
Community giving and service. February first to July first may be given to 
the study of Foreign Missions while Easter and Memorial Days may be 
made the outstanding occasions for Home and Foreign Missions. July 
first to September first (including Labor Day) may be given for civic and 
community celebration with the fourth of July and Labor Day as the 
outstanding occasions. The following year, the Foreign Mission study may 
occupy the first period of the year, and the Home the second. 

Some Guild Units have found it more satisfactory to alternate Home 
and Foreign Missions monthly and a few have found it more interesting 
to devote each meeting to both Home and Foreign, for example the Japanese 
in America and the Japanese in Japan. 

Program Material. 

It is the purpose of the Wesleyan Service Guild to use in the main 
the themes of study adopted by the Woman's Home and the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Societies and to avail itself of the abundant and fine 
material provided by the Study Courses, but with such adaptations as may 
be necessary. These Study Courses begin in October of each year. Defi- 
nite suggestions for their use are to be prepared for those desiring such 
help. IVoman's Missionary Friend and Woman's Home Missions will afford 
fresh and interesting material. Many will desire to subscribe for these 
regular publications of the Woman's Missionary Societies. The church 
Advocates and many leading articles in current magazines will provide 
much supplemental material upon present world conditions and problems. 

Mission Study Classes. 

There may be smaller groups in each Unit who will desire to form 
Mission Study Classes in which they will take up the text-books' studies 
more in detail than it will be possible to do in the public meeting. 

Place of Meeting. 

As one of the purposes of the Wesleyan Service Guild is to promote the 
social life of its members, and as so many business women are merely 
boarders, meetings held in private homes have an especial pleasure and 
value. Even if the rooms are crowded, the home atmosphere counter- 

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balances this inconvenience. Many a girl, when helping to service, exclaims, 
"How good it seems to be in a kitclien !" Or, if the members of the 
women's Societies understood the desire of the business women to meet 
in private homes, in most places they would gladly open their homes for 
the meetings of the Guild. In some cases it may be best to meet in an 
attractive room in the church, or at the Young Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation. In some cases a Wesleyan Service Guild Room may be furnished 
in the Church. 

Time of Meeting. 
This will be governed by local conditions, but in many places the 
members go directly from their work to the place of meeting, some 
arriving earlier, some later, according to the time they are free from their 
work; the time until the dinner is served is spent informally and socially 
or in assisting in the preparation of the meal. 

The Dinner or Supper. 
As the evening meal is the main one in the day for most of the members, 
it should be abundant and substantial, but need not be elaborate or expensive. 
Twenty-five cents is enough to cover the cost of the food per capita, and it 
may be prepared by a committee of the girls themselves, or at least served by 
them, which will reduce the cost of the meal and add to the pleasure for the 
majority. In some cases the members of the Women's Auxiliaries have 
voluntarily offered to prepare the food and serve it if the girls pay for the 
actual outlay. In this case the two auxiliary presidents appoint two mem- 
bers from each society for each month who make out the menu with two 
members of the commissary committee of the Guild, and they serve the 
meal from the dining room in cafeteria style, the girls sitting with their 
plates wherever convenient. The girls enjoy this as it breaks down for- 
mality and saves work for everyone. In other cases the members pay a 
definite price to some other organization for serving the meal, but where 
•a profit is expected to be made, they cannot of course, have as abundant 
service as when provided in other ways. Those who cannot come in for 
the meal can come in later for the program. 

At the Close of each Meeting. 
Every member should feel that she has formed new or closer friend- 
ships, has gained spiritual help and inspiration, has a broader view of the 
world and its needs, and a greater eagerness to make the world a better 
jtlace in which to live. 


Prepared by Mrs. M. L. Woodruff. 

Fifty-two Conferences have been granted conditional appropriations 
for 105 Conference institutions, including Deaconess Homes. Reports have 
been received from the following Conferences : 


Birmingham Esther Home, Birmingham, Ala. 

_The Esther Home at Birmingham has opened its doors in a well 
equipped rented building, in which we can care for forty-eight girls. Our 
girls are comfortable and happy, and our Home self-supporting. We have 
not yet secured our Superintendent, and our Home is presided over by 
Mrs. Jennie Stapleton, who is District Superintendent's Assistant, and by 
Mrs. Mattie Lawson, Matron. 

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609 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge was started for the purpose of providing a safe 
boarding home for the self-supporting girl of sixteen to thirty years of age, 
who is earning $15 per week or less. Board is $4.75 to $7 per week, and we 
are nearly always crowded to our capacity. At present there are forty-one 
residents and a waiting list. 

A success from its inception in 1919, Wo-Ho-Mis soon felt the need of 
larger quarters and of owning its own property. Tn the summer of 1921, 
the present Home was purchased at a cost of $17,500, but extensive improve- 
ments had to be made to meet our requirements and now we have a plant 
worth approximately $50,000. To finance this, a campaign was put on, to 
which $25,000 was subscribed and a loan of $20,000 was obtained. At the 
end of the year (November, 1922), in addition to interest, $6,000 has been 
paid on account of the mortgage. 


Under the very able management of Miss L Osterhout, Deaconess, the 
work at Friendly Center (Italian) has progressed this past year. The 
Clinic has had to be abandoned on account of the illness of Dr. Cramer. 
The Kindergarten and classes grow daily, and workers and funds are in 
great demand. 


A Mission for German-speaking people is conducted at the factory 
town, Flint, Mich. The church and parsonage, which were purchased at 
the cost of $28,000 is owned by the Mission. There remains unpaid on 
these buildings $12,000. The Mission has a membership of 41 ; a Sunday- 
school with an enrollment of 48, an Epworth League and a Ladies' Aid 

A Day Nursery and Kindergarten is conducted at Race Street Mission, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

A Mission for foreigners is conducted in an old building at Akron, 
Ohio. There are between four and five thousand foreigners in this locality. 
About six nationalities are represented. A Vacation Bible School was 
conducted last Summer, with good attendance. Rev. Schaenzlin, assisted 
by a Deaconess, Miss J. Baur, and a number of volunteers are in charge of 
the work. A better building, better equipment, and more workers are 
needed in this field. 


714 N. Main Street, Elmira, N. Y. 
The Italian Mission has closed a year of successful work in Sunday- 
school, kindergarten and classes, with a month's Vacation School in which 
many new children were enrolled. The mission building is now undergoing 
repairs, and soon a new auditorium for church services will be completed. 

Syracuse, New York. 
The Syracuse Italian Mission has had the most important year in its 
history. Nine girls spent two weeks at the Y. W. C. A. Camp. Boy Scouts 
also were at the Y. M. C. A. Boys' Camp. Miss Weaver, our missionary, is 
a live wire in her own most efficient work, and also in securing University 
students to aid in the work. Marked progress has been made along all lines 
this year. 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Three Deaconesses with volunteer workers conduct classes in two sec- 
tions of the city, also Sunday-school, Junior League or Mission Study 
Classes in three churches. Week-day activities : Two White and one Negro 
kindergartens, four sewing schools, three kitchen-garden classes. Domestic 
Science, Mothers' Meetings, Junior League, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts. Many 
races are blessed because of this ministry. 

Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. 

Our sewing class and Home Guards of Italian girls are progrcssmg 

A number of young girls and children have been taken from homes of 
direst need and sin, and placed where they have opportunity of becoming 
helpful men and women. Over 1,300 calls have been made, and over $300 
distributed to widows and orphans. 

Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. 

Work was started in Kulpmont in May of this year. 

The sewing class for foreign working girls numbers 30, and could be 
doubled but for lack of room. The Industrial Girls' Club is meeting a 
great need. Camp Fire Girls groups are prospering. Two Vacation Bible 
Schools were conducted with good attendance. A Queen Esther Circle has 
been organized. 

The future looks bright for the Master's work in this field. 


Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. 

The work this year is moving forward with rapid strides. Much inter- 
est has been manifested in Sunday-school, Christian Endeavor and Camp 
Fire, also the work among the little folks. Souls are being saved, belief 
strengthened, and many experience for the first time the joy of service for 
the Master. 

Altoona, Pennsylvania. 

Another year of joyful service in the Master's vineyard in the city of 
Altoona among our Italian friends. 

Activities : Kindergarten, Sewing Classes, Junior League, Girls' Club, 
special work for Hospital, Ladies' Aid, Needle Guild Circle, Epworth 
League, preaching service twice every Sunday by Italian pastor. 

Cradle Roll : Seventy-five beautiful babies. 

Sunday School : Two salaried workers and thirty volunteer workers. 



Spokane, Washington. 
The Woman's Home Missionary Society is co-operating with the Board 
of Home Missions and Church Extension in conducting this work. The 
pastor holds English classes two or three times a week, with Sunday-school 
and church services each Sunday. Other activities are kindergarten, classes 
in sewing, millinery, cooking, a Mothers' Club, and a Mothers' Jewel Band. 


A cheerful and happy Home crowded to its capacity with Christian 
girls. Mrs. Boyer, the matron, seeks to make it an ideal Christian home. 

202 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Each evening devotional services are conducted by one of the girls ; there is 
a Queen Esther Society composed of twenty-five active, and five Honorary 
members — dues all paid October 1st. Oh, that we had more room! 


Detroit's three-fourths foreign population — future Americans. We co- 
operate with the Methodist City Union, they furnish equipment, we furnish 
Language Workers. 

Two in the Italian Center, Mary Palmer Church, where there is an 
over increasing Italian constituency ; one in Scott Memorial Negro Center ; 
another in the Hungarian and Polish Center, and a Syrian worker among 
the Mohammedan women — a great field. 



Sheffield, Pennsylvania. 

Lin April, 1922, this Home, a gift to the Woman's Home Missionary 
Society of the Erie Conference, was opened, and now gives a real home to 
twenty-five happy boys and girls. The present capacity being thirty-two. 
They attend the public school. A boys' building is only awaiting funds with 
which to remodel the large barn on the property.'^ 



This mission ministers through Sunday-school, Scout work for both 
girls and boys. Vacation Bible School, week-day religious instruction, and 
industrial classes to 102 children and their families, whose confidential 
advisers and helpers are our teachers and workers. The building now being 
erected for our use gives us bright prospects for the future. 


The Holston Conference, Woman's Home Missionary Society, has fur- 
nished twenty rooms and a living-room, or club-room, they call it, at Murphy 
College, Seviervillc, Tcnn. The rooms are full and we need more room, but 
cannot have it until the Boys' Dormitory is finished. 

Knoxville District Meeting was held in Sevierville, last Spring, and 
many of our women received a new vision of Home Missionary work. 

The past few months has been very hard, financially, for our work, but 
the pledges have come in very well, and we hope to raise at least $2,000 
again this year for this work. 


Urbana, Illinois. 

This year has been one of many needed expensive repairs, which have 
made our Home much more substantial, although it has depleted our treas- 
ury. A new heating plant, new laundry equipment, a new barn (caused by 
the burning of the old one), a new water system, beside many minor im- 
provements, have been a great expense to us, and has caused us to have, for 
the first time, a deficit in our finances. We would appreciate help from our 
sister Conferences at this time. 

Our Home is full to the limit, and we are daily turning applicants for 
admission away. The health of the children for the year has been good. 

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4930 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

After being closed for a time while extensive repairs and improvements 
were being made, the Nursery was opened July 5th, and never were the 
prospects more bright for really worth while work than now. 

The building was formally dedicated on Sunday, June 18th. 

The average number of children per month, 158; ages from eight months 
to seven years, bright eyes, musical laughter, is a sight to gladden the heart, 
and make one feel like doing a bit more for the joy of it. 

This is a Lexington Conference work, mothered by Saint Mark's 
Woman's Home Missionary Society, and the Rock River Conference, y 


523 Lyon Street, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

This Home for young women, whose wages range from six to twenty 
dollars a week, is always full, with names on the waiting list. It is a real 
Christian "Home," and the girls appreciate it. 

A $2,500 mortgage of long standing was burned recently, midst great 
rejoicing. Financially unhampered, we are prepared to move on to greater 
heights, in service for j'oung women who are strangers in the city. 


To the women of the Minnesota Conference, Woman's Home Mission- 
ary Society, the "Conference Work" serves as a concrete example of the 
work of the organization throughout the country, and is such an incentive 
to greater interest and more generous giving. 

The Girls' Club, St. Paul, continues to be self-supporting, and represents 
to the girls the essentials of a Christian home. 

The Windom Deaconess Hospital has held its own in the midst of 
trying financial conditions, and although small and young, it is meaning to 
community not only a health center, but a spiritual center, as well. 

At Glen Terrace, St. Paul, the Gospel has been preached in various 
ways. In this community sin abounds, and the Methodist Chapel is the 
only center of Christian activity. During Passion Week services, eighteen 
were brought to Christ at an altar service. Since then, sixteen have united 
with the church; ten adults and thirteen children have been baptized. The 
people respond eagerly to what is being 9one for them, and there is a desire 
to study the way of active Christian service. 


1204 Pacific Street, Omaha, Neb. 

Practically, the management of the Omaha City Mission was taken 
over by the Nebraska Conference Woman's Home Missionary Society the 
first of July, this year. This unique institution offers a great opportunity 
for service. 

During the Summer a very successful Daily Vacation Bible School 
was conducted, with the help of students from the Iowa National Bible 
Training School. 

One hundred and thirty-five persons have been cared for in our dormi- 
tories, and over a thousand free meals have been provided. More than 
fifty families outside of the institution have received material aid, and many 
more have been directed to other social agencies. 

204 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Nearly threehundred have been reached through our clubs, library 
and kindergarten. 

Miss Dessie Culver, who has had years of experience in welfare 
work is matron and social worker. Miss Flora Bennett, a graduate of 
the Iowa National Bible Training School, is our Deaconess visitor. 
Mrs. Helen R. Hoffelt has charge of clubs and classes, and is bringing 
to us the benefit of splendid training for educational and recreational 

This institution has had a great past reaching over forty-five years.^ 
As we take up the work we are confident that those who have in the past^ 
carried the burden of this splendid enterprise will continue their interest 
and support, and that in the near future this plant may be serving to the 
limit of its possibilities, and that many a bewildered one may find the 
way to God, and to a life of service. 




36 Williams Street, Roxbury, Mass. 

Our building is free from debt now and is in good repair. The work 
has grown steadily. The enrollment reached 499, including 277 individuals ; 
total attendance, 6,696 — 50 per cent, more than last year. Enrollment in the 
Vacation Bible School was 188; total attendance, 2,550. As an outgrowth of 
our Vacation Bible SchoQl another was held with an enrollment of 150; 
total attendance, 2,134. 


The work amongst the Italians at the Silver Lake Social Center, Provi- 
dence, R. I., has increased so rapidly we feel overwhelmed as the need and 
opportunity present themselves. Activities include kindergarten, morning 
and afternoon ; sewing, cooking, music, and gymnasium classes. Manual 
Training for boys, and a Sunday afternoon service with an attendance of 75. 
The attendance (in all classes) is about 1,300 each month. 

The Portuguese work has not been done this year because we have not 
been able to secure a competent woman. 




On the Tenth Anniversary of the opening of our Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society work in the Guernsey Valley, we dedicated our Community 
Center — where the workers live and hold their classes. Among a foreign- 
speaking population of thirty or forty thousand^ but one Roman Catholic 
and one Greek Catholic Church are functioning. The largest per cent, of 
illiteracy among foreigners in Ohio is found around Byesville. 


This work centers around a little Italian Church. The Sunday-school 
enrollment is 143 ; they have organized an Epworth League, Home Guards, 
Junior League. Five girls are tithers, and three expect to be missionaries. 
There is a kindergarten of 60, and a Daily Vacation Bible School with an 
enrollment of 150. Other activities: cooking, sewing, kitchen-garden, Boys' 
Clubs, and Mothers' Meetings. 

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The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Northern Minnesota 
Conference put in $1,600 toward the operating expenses of the Duluth Free 
Dispensary. A Dispensary owned and operated by the Methodists of Duluth 
and the Woman's Home Missionary Society of Northern Minnesota. 



615 Mary Street, Utica, N. Y. 

Again we report advancement in all departments. Our building is 
crowded ; our teachers are progressive — profiting by experience. We are 
recognized by the city and churches as doing practical work. We carry on 
Evangelism in the homes. Beside Christian work, we are emphasizing 
Americanization. The Italians are responsive. We are impressing their 
lives with Christian ideas. 


Work was begun in Cuba, Kansas, in 1919. There was a struggling 
Sunday-school, but no church services. The Deaconess began work by 
starting a Daily Vacation Bible School. Twenty-five children attended and 
enjoyed the work. The Sunday-school began to grow. A Decision Day 
service resulted in thirty decisions for Christ, but a number of the young 
people were not permitted to unite with the church because their parents 
were atheistic. The Daily Vacation Bible School in 1922 had an- enrollment 
of IZ. Week-day religious instruction was begun with a few children, and 
in spite of discouragements, was carried on through the year. In October 
the consent of the School Board was secured to use a room which is vacant 
a part of the time, and that children of each grade who wish to take the 
work be excused one-half hour a week for religious instruction. Almost 
the entire school has enrolled for the work. The enrollment is now 75, with 
a good prospect of 25 more children. 


Sioux City, Iowa. 

Gospel services held nightly, announced by an electric sign, "God is 
Love" and "Jesus Saves." Sundays : Sunday-school, Morning Worship, 
Bible Study Class and Gospel Meeting. Week Days : Daily Vacation Bible 
School, Industrial Classes, Prayer Band, Housekeepers' Club and Senior 
and Junior Choruses. Hotel for working men. 

Religious Director, Rev. I. A. Bartholomew. 


Sioux City, Iowa. 

The thirteenth year of the Daily. Vacation Bible School opened with an 
enrollment of 240. The camping season, which followed, was enjoyed by 
all nationalities. It was the first year in the new cottage — "Cub's Den" — 
built and donated by the Lions' Club. Industrial classes are well attended. 
Twenty-five students from Morningside College assisted in clubs and classes 
last year, thus helping make the work possible and giving them an oppor- 
tunity to train for Christian service. Twenty-five persons were baptized 
and taken into the church at Eastertime. Two Deaconesses serve regularly 
at this mission. ~1 

206 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 


The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Ohio Conference is as- 
sociated with the Centenary in Community Work in the hills of Pike County, 
Portsmouth District. Miss Erma Jenkins is the representative, and is doing 
a fine piece of work, conducting Sunday-schools, Epworth League, Mothers' 
Meetings, Clubs for Boys and Girls, Training Classes, etc. The great need 
is a Community House. 



Salem, Oregon. 

The site of the new building is located at the corner of Center and Six- 
teenth Streets, and fronts the South and East. The sidewalks and pave- 
ments are in and paid for. The excavation for the basement has been com- 
pleted. The contract for the building has been let, and we hope to have 
the building ready for occupancy by Christmas of this year. It is our 
earnest desire to dedicate the building free of debt. 



Mrs. George E. Eyster, the Superintendent of the Elizabeth A. Bradley 
Children's Home since its founding in 1905, continues to serve as "House 
Mother" to the twenty-five homeless children entrusted to our care. 

The buildings have been renovated the past year, and many were the 
expressions of delight at the beauty of location, spacious grounds and home- 
like atmosphere of the Home, heard at the recent Annual Meeting when the 
Board of Managers were the guests at tea on Saturday afternoon. 

The work continues to call forth approval and support. 



^ 1311 South M Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Work at Tacoma Community House is in a most flourishing condition. 
A new Superintendent, Rev. F. C. Thompson, assumed charge September 
1st, and he has two able associates — his wife, and Miss Hazel Hayward. A 
full-time director of boys' work is employed, and the kindergarten is the 
largest and best ever. A Child Welfare Station, opened last May, is prov- 
ing a blessing to the community, and we are moving forward religiously as 
never before. Due to help from the Community Chest, we were able, the 
past year, to apply every cent which came from the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Auxiliaries on the indebtedness. Daily Vacation Bible School held 
the past two Summers. 


Wilkeson, Washington. 

Wilkeson, central to four thousand coal-mining population of thirty 
nationalities, thirty miles from Tacoma, Washington, Mission, started two 
years ago with small Sunday-school. Today, has well organized school of 
one hundred, nine teachers. Teachers' Training Class, Boys' and Girls' Clubs, 
popular evening service, social program and relief work. An acre of ground 
has been secured and plans are under way for a new Community House. 
Minister and wife and boys' worker supported by Home Board and Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. 

Departments. 207 



Chicago, Illinois. 

Esther Home is not an institution, but is a real Home to over fifty 
girls. Many of girls denied themselves food, and otlicrs walked to 
work, and with the money thus saved bought flannel and made many little 
garments for Marcy Center. We are looking for a suitable building to buy 
for a permanent Esther Home. 


Chicago, Illinois. 

Twenty-five girls are now residing at Friendship Home. They are 
superior girls and are very ambitious. One girl works all day and attends 
evening classes at Chicago University. The spiritual needs are met by 
Vesper Services held in the dining-room each evening after dinner. The 
Home is kept immaculate, and the girls are wisely guided by the Superin- 


Joliet, Illinois. 

Miss Gertrude Johnson is still conducting classes in Bible Study for the 
boys and girls, sewing classes for women and girls, and .Americanization 
classes for the adults. Many of the adults are so eager to learn the PInglish 
language that they attend classes both at the Mission and the Public 
Schools. Attendance during one month, 134. 


Chicago, Illinois. 

School is in session five weeks, having a total attendance of 3,177. 
Average daily attendance, 132; enrollment, 315. Bible verses and Psalms 
are learned, Bible stories, and Health and Habit talks given by teachers. 
Sewing, basketry, printing, brass work and hammock-making are taught, 
and a kindergarten conducted. Material and spiritual improvement is seen 
in the neighborhood because of this work. 


Americanization work is carried on among the Alexicans by the Aux- 
iliaries in whose cities the Mexicans are employed. Teachers are secured 
who speak the Spanish language. Last year, a Christmas tree was given for 
130 Mexican people. Some of them taking part on the program. Biggest 
work has been getting more of the children to attend the public schools with 
more regularity. 


Barre, Vermont. 

*Four busy Deaconesses direct industrial classes for boys and girls ; 
Queen Esther Circle, Mothers' Club and Bible Class ; a large Sunday-school 
and the recently organized Junior Church. 

On Rally Sunday eight young people joined Hedding Church, Barre, 
and the first Italian baby was baptized. Two of our young men have been 
licensed Local Preachers. 

208 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 



^ 1324 Superior Street, Toledo, Ohio. 

' Our Home has been filled to capacity with a family of sixteen during 
the entire year, many girls having been turned away for lack of room. The 
price for board ranges from three dollars to five twenty-five. The old 
building is being remodeled and enlarged, and when completed, will accom- 
modate thirty girl.s. Mrs. Alice A. Rout is the efficient House Mother. 


Toledo, Ohio. 

The work in this department has been growing steadily. Classes for 
the children are conducted in three different foreign settlements where our 
workers. Miss Florence Garster and Miss Loa Mootz, are finding their way 
into the hearts and homes of these people, as they minister in the name of 


Wheeling, West Virginia. 

The Mary Kacmar Mission, with Miss Ethel Vanek, Superintendent, 
ministers to foreign peoples in South Wheeling — the Slavs predominating, 
through a kindergarten, sewing classes. Mothers' Meetings, evening classes 
for boys and girls, and a well attended Sunday-school — and additional work 
in the Methodist Mission Home at Moundsville. 

At Triadelphia among the many foreign children in a sewing and bas- 
ketry class. We pray that we may be able to care for this work in a better 
way\he coming year. 


Fairmont, West Virginia. 

This work began a year ago, by Miss Ella Bateman, so prospered that 
a new building became necessary. This was secured, remodeled and fur- 
nished, and Miss Blanche Kinison is the Superintendent. It will minister 
to hundreds of foreign peoples through its sewing classes, night schools 
for Americanization, and English Mothers' Classes, and a well attended 
Sunday-school, with visiting among the people — who are mostly Italian. 
We anticipate a great work for the Master. 


Madison, Wisconsin. 

With the coming of our Deaconess, Miss Carrie Adams, of the Des 
Moines Conference, into "Little Italy" of Madison, the little Italian Meth- 
odist Church in its midst quickened all its activities. 

With a population of 2,000 Italians, beside Negro folk and Jews, dem- 
onstrating the same conditions prevailing in the slums of larger cities ; with 
"moonshine" manufactured and sold within its precincts, despite police sur- 
veillance, and with lawlessness and crime running rampant, this mission 
needs our prayers, as well as our service. 

Departments. 209 


At our Polish Mission in Milwaukee, we have an American missionary, 
Miss Clara Smith. The people, even those who do not speak English, wish 
their children to have the benefit of English services. Sunday-school, 
Epworth League, Junior League, are flourishing. Daily Vacation Bible 
School received the banner for the best average attendance of all schools in 
the city. 


The beautiful new building at the Children's Home of Wyoming Con- 
ference, was dedicated September 26th by Bishop Berry. Addresses were 
also made by Mrs. May Leonard Woodruff and Mrs. H. C. Perkins, of 

When the grounds are in shape the property will be valued at $175,000, 
with an indebtedness of $30,000. At present, there are twenty-seven children 
in the Home, i 

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BEQUEST — (Personal Estate) — / give and bequeath to The Woman's 
Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a corporation 

under the laws of the State of Ohio, the sum of 

and the receipt of the Treasurer shall be a sufficient discharge to my execu- 
tors for the same. 

DEVISE — (Real Estate) — / give and devise to The Woman's Home 
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a corporation under 
the laws of the State of Ohio, the follozifing lands and premises, that is to 

say: to have and to 

hold or dispose of the same, with the appurtenances, to the said Society, its 
successors, and assigns forever. 

Note. — Notice should be given promptly to the Corresponding Secretary of the 
Society of all Bequests and Devises. 

Note. — The signature of two reliable, disinterested witnesses shall be affixed. 





(Insert donor's name.) (Insert residence.) 

- of 

having donated the sum of One Thousand Dollars to THE WOMAN'S 
COPAL CHURCH, subject, hozvevcr, to the payment by said Society of 
an annuity of five per cent per annum on said sum for and during her 
natural life, ivhich donation has been accepted, subject to the condition 
aforesaid; NOW, THEREFORE, said Society hereby agrees to pay said 
annuity to the order of said donor in semi-annual installments, being the 
sum of Twenty-five Dollars, payable on the first day of January, and a 
like sum of Twenty-five Dollars, payable on the first day of July of each 

and every year hereafter, so long as the said 

shall live; and after her death said Society shall not be subject to any pay- 
ment on account of said donatioti. 

This Society shall have the immediate right to use said donation for 
any of its purposes. 

In Witness Whereof said Society has caused its corporate name to he 
hereto subscribed and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed at the City 
of Ci>icinnati, by Mrs. J. H. Freeman, its Treasurer, thereunto duly author- 
ized, this day of r. 

one thousand nine hundred and 


\ SEAL. ( 


Note. — Form of Annuity Certificate. The above form is for a donation of $1,000 
with annuity of five per cent. It can readily be changed either in amount or in the rate 
per cent, or in both, so as to comply with the facts and contract in each case. 

Departments. 211 



The undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the State of Ohio, 
desiring to become incorporated under the laws of Ohio, in such cases 
made and provided, do hereby subscribe and acknowledge the following 
Articles of Incorporation : 

First. The name of the corporation shall be "The Woman's Home 
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 

Second. The said corporation shall be located at Cinciiniati, Hamilton 
County, Ohio. 

Third. The said corporation is not for profit, but is wholly benevolent 
and charitable. 

Fourth. The purpose and objects of the corporation shall be to enlist 
and organize Christian women to labor in behalf of needy and destitute 
women and children in all parts of our country, without distinction of race, 
and to co-operate with the other societies and agencies of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church in educational and missionary work ; to employ women to 
work in destitute localities; to instruct the ignorant and unfortunate in the 
practice of industry and economy ; and in the principles of sanitary law 
and morality, and to establish schools and evangelistic agencies throughout 
the United States and Territories. 

Thus done and certified at Cincinnati, Ohio, this 20th day of November, 
A. D., ISS'f. 

Eliza G. Davis, [Seal] 

Elizabeth Rust, [Seal.] 

E. J. Fowler Willing, [Seal.j 
M. E. Ampt, [Seal.] 

Louisa Hemeseth. [Seal.] 

The State of Ohio, Hamilton County, ss.: 

Be it remembered that on the 20th day of November, 1884, before me 
the subscriber, a A^otary Public in and for the County aforesaid, person- 
ally appeared Elica G. Davis, Elizabeth Rust, E. J . Foivler Willing, M. E. 
Ampt, and Louisa Hemeseth, known to me to be the persons whose names 
are subscribed to the foregoing articles of incorporation, and severally 
acknowledged that they respectively signed and sealed the same as their 
voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. 

In testimony ivhereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed 
my Notarial Seal, the day and year last aforesaid. 

Wm. J. T. Wilson, 
Notary Public, Hamilton County, O. 



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The State of Ohio, County of Hamilton, ss.: 

I, Daniel J. Dalton, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, a Court 
of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify 
that it appears of record in this office that Wm. J. T. Wilson, whose name is 
subscribed to the annexed instrument, was at the time of taking such proof, 
or acknowledgement, a Notary Public in and for said County, duly commis- 
sioned and qualified, and duly authorized to administer oaths, to take 
acknowledgments of deeds, etc. 

And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of said 
Wm. J. T. Wilson, and verily believe that the signature to the said cer- 
tificate, or proof of acknowledgement, is genuine. I further certify that said 
instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of this 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the 
Seal of said Court, at Cincinnati, this 21st day of November, A. D., 1884. 

• — * — > Daniel J. Dalton, Clerk. 

\ (seal.) [ By Richard C. Rohner, Deputy. 

(Certificate under Section 906, Revised Statutes of the United States.) 




I, LEWIS C. LAYLIN, Secretary of State of the State of Ohio, and 
being the officer who, under the Constitution and Laws of said State, is 
duly constituted the keeper of the record of articles of incorporation of 
all companies incorporated under the laws thereof, and the records of all 
papers relating to the creation of said incorporated companies, and em- 
powered to authenticate exemplifications of the same, do hereby certify 
that the annexed instrument is an exemplified copy, carefully prepared by 
me with the original record now in my official custody as Secretary of 
State, and found to be true and correct, of the Articles of Incorporation of 
"The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church/' filed in this office on the 22d day of November, A. D., 1884, 
and recorded in Volume 31, Page 242, of the Records of Incorporations; 
that said exemplification is in due form and made by me as the proper of- 
ficer, and is entitled to have full faith and credit given it in every court and 
office within the United States. 

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto attached my 
official signature and the Great Seal of the State of 
Ohio, at Columbus, this 1st day of March, A. D., 1902. 

Lewis C. Laylin, Secretary of State. 




The Woman's Home Missionary Society 



Adopted by the General Conference of 1900, 
With Changes as Authorized Later by the Board of Managers. 

This organization shall be known as "The Woman's Home Missionary 
Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 

ARTICLE II.— Objects. 
The aim of this Society shall be to enlist and organize the efforts of 
Christian women in behalf of the needy and destitute in all sections of 
our country, and to co-operate with other societies and agencies in educa- 
tional, missionary, and deaconess work. 

ARTICLE III. — Organization. 
This organization shall consist of the Board of Managers, Conference, 
District, and auxiliary Societies, to be constituted as laid down in subse- 
quent articles. 

ARTICLE IV. — Incorporation. 
This Society shall be incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio. 
The headquarters of the Society shall be in the city of Cincinnati. 

ARTICLE v.— Trustees. 

Sec. 1. The officers of the Society shall be a President, five Vice- 
Presidents, a Corresponding Secretary, a Recording Secretary, and a 
Treasurer, who, with sixteen Managers, shall constitute the Board of 

Sec. 2. Vacancies in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by the 
Board, except when the vacancy occurs within three months of the meet- 
ing of the Board of Managers, when all vacancies shall be regularly filled. 

Sec. 3. Meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held in January, 
April, and in connection with the meetings of the Board of Managers. 
Special executive meetings may be held at the call of the President and 
Recording Secretary. Thirteen shall constitute a quorum. 

Sec. 4. The duties of the Board of Trustees shall be : 

(a) To execute all orders of the Board of Managers. 

(b) To administer all the affairs of the Society between the sessions 
of the Board of Managers. 

(c) To make appropriations for the ensuing year. 

ARTICLE VI.— Board of Managers. 
Sec. 1. (a) The meeting of the Board of Managers shall be held 
annually,* unless otherwise provided. The Board of Managers shall con- 
sist of the Board of Trustees and such of the following persons, as shall 
be in attendance at the meeting : 

• An amendment providing for biennial sessions with regional meetings was pre- 
sented at the meeting of 1922 for action the following year. 


214 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

(b) General Officers Emeritus, Superintendent Emeritus of the Dea- 
coness Department, Department and Associate Department Secretaries, 
Secretaries and Associate Secretaries of Bureaus, Chairmen of Standing 
Committees, Field Secretaries of the General Society. 

(c) Editors and Publishers of IVoman's and Children's Home Mis- 
sions and the /Inv.iial Meeting Daily, Editor and Business Manager of Gen- 
eral Publications, Editor of Annual Report. 

(d) From each Conference Society, the Corresponding Secretary, the 
Secretary of the Young People's Department, the Secretary of the Depart- 
ment of Children's Work, the President, Treasurer, and one delegate. Only 
Conference delegates can be represented by alternates. 

ARTICLE VII.— Annual Meeting. 
The work of the Annual Meeting shall be: 

(a) To take into consideration the demands of the entire territory ; 
to determine fields of labor ; to consider for approval or revision appro- 
priations made by the Board of Trustees. 

(b) To receive the reports of Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, 
Secretaries of Departments and Bureaus, and Chairmen of Standing Com- 

(c) To elect the officers of the Society. 

(d) To transact any other business that the interests of the Society 
mav demand. 

ARTICLE VIII.— Duties of Okkkers. 
The duties of President, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurer 
.shall be those which usually devolve upon such officers, and any others 
set forth in the By-Laws of this Society. 


Sec. 1. (a) The payment of one dollar annually as dues shall con- 
stitute Auxiliary membership in this Society. (Contingent Fund, twenty 
cents.) The payment of fifty cents annually as dues shall constitute Queen 
Esther membership in this Society. (Contingent Fund, ten cents.) The 
payment of twenty-five cents annually as dues shall constitute Home Guard 
membership for children between the ages of ten and fourteen. The pay- 
ment of ten cents annually as dues for children under ten years of age shall 
constitute Mothers' Jewel membership. 

(b) A man may become an honorary niember by the payment of one 
dollar annually as dues. 

(c) The payment of one dollar annually for a deceased friend shall 
constitute a memorial membership. 

Sec. 2. (a) The payment of twenty dollars at one time into the Gen- 
eral Fund shall constitute a person a Life Member. Life membership is 
considered an honorary distinction, not a substitute for the payment of dues. 

(b) The payment of fifteen dollars at one time into the General Fund 
shall constitute Queen Esther Life Membership. 

(c) The payment of ten dollars at one time into the General Fund 
for children between the ages of ten and fourteen shall constitute Junior 
Life Membership. 

(d) The payment of one dollar at one time into the General Fund for 
children under ten years of age shall constitute Jewel Life Membership. 

Sec. 3. The payment of thirty dollars at one time into the Perpetual 
Membership Fund shall constitute a person a Perpetual Member. 

ARTICLE X. — Young People's Department. 
Sec. L The Department of Young People shall be under the direction 
of a General Secretary and such Bureau Secretaries as shall be nominated 
by the Board of Trustees and elected by the Board of Maitegers 

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Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of this Department to interest younj^ peo- 
ple in the work of The Woman's Home Missionary Society and secure their 
help in carrying it forward. 

ARTICLE XI. — Dep.^rtmext of Children's Work. 

Sec. 1. The Department of Children's Work shall be under the direc- 
tion of a General Secretary and such Bureau Secretaries as shall be nomi- 
nated by the Board of Trustees and elected by the Board of Managers. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of this Department to interest children 
(under fourteen years of age) in the work of The Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society and secure their help in carrying it forward. 

ARTICLE XII. — Relation to Other Branches of Church Work. 

Sec. 1. This Society shall engage in educational, missionary, and 
deaconess work in our own land, and in such of its possessions as are ad- 
ministered as Home Missionary Fields, and shall work in harmony with the 
other connectional societies of the church. 

Sec. 2. The missionaries and deaconesses supported by The Woman's 
Home Missionary Society shall serve under the direction of this Society 
and be subject to its rules. 

Sec. 3. The funds of The Woman's Home Missionary Society shall be 
raised by securing annual, life, honorary, and perpetual members ; by gifts, 
annuities, bequests, and devises ; and by collections in audiences convened 
in the interest of the Society. The amounts so collected shall be reported 
to the Annual Conferences through the preachers in charge, in order that 
they may be entered among the benevolence collections and published in the 
.■\nnual and General Minutes. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Man- 
agers of The Woman's Home Missionary Society, which determines its 
work for the ensuing year, shall be so arranged that its fields of labor, its 
general plan of work, and its appropriations may be submitted to the Board 
of Home Missions and Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church for approval at its Annual Meeting. 

ARTICLE XIII.— Amendments. 
This Constitution, except .Article XII, may be amended at any regular 
meeting of the Board of Managers by a two-thirds vote of the members 
present and voting ; said amendment having been presented at the previous 
meeting of the Board of Managers and published three times in IVoinan's 
Home Missions during the period in which the amendment was pending. 

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Section 1. (a) The Annual Meeting of the Board of Managers shall 
convene on the second Wednesday of October unless otherwise ordered by 
the Board of Trustees. 

(b) A Committee appointed by the Board of Trustees, shall prepare 
the program and the order of business. 

Section 2. (a) Each Conference sending delegates to the Annual 
Meeting of the Board of Managers shall pay to the Committee on Arrange- 
ments for Entertainment, ten dollars for each ex-officio (as provided in the 
Constitution, Art. 6, Sec. d), member and one delegate, the money to be 
sent to the local Committee with the names of the delegation. 

(b) The expenses of the entertainment of the General Officers, Man- 
agers, Department, Bureau Secretaries, National Field Secretaries, Chair- 
men of Standing Committees of the Board of Managers, Editor and Assis- 
tant Editor of Woman's and Children's Home Missions, Annual Meeting 
Daily, and General Publications, Publisher and Business Manager of Gen- 
eral Publications, Editor of Annual Report, Missionaries and Deaconesses, 
and invited speakers on the program, shall be met by those entertaining the 


Section 1. On the morning of election, or earlier, printed instructions 
shall be given to each member of the Board of Managers. 

Sec. 2. The Officers of the Society shall be nominated by ballot and 
elected by ballot. 

Sec. 3. Honorary Vice-Presidents shall be elected by acclamation by 
the Board of Managers on nomination by the Board of Trustees. They shall 
be entitled to all privileges of the body except the vote. 

Sec. 4. Department and Bureau Secretaries, the Chairmen of Standing 
Committees, Field Secretaries, the Editor and Assistant Editor of Woman's 
and Children's Home Missions and General Publications, the Publisher and 
Business Manager of General Publications, the Editor of the Annual Report, 
shall be nominated by the Board of Trustees and elected by the Board of 
Managers. Vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Trustees. When the 
interest of the work demands, the Board of Trustees shall be authorized to 
make such changes in administration as may be necessary. 


Section 1. The duties of officers shall be such as usually devolve upon 
such officers in addition to the duty and authority specified in the succeed- 
ing sections of the By-Laws. 

Sec. 2. The President or one of the Vice-Presidents, or a substitute 
from the membership of the Business Committee, appointed by the Board 
of Trustees, with the Recording Secretary or Treasurer, shall be em- 
powered to sign, for the Society, and in its name, deeds and contracts, which 
have been previously authorized by the Board of Trustees, and to affix the 
corporate seal of the Society wherever requisite and proper. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Corresponding Secretary shall be to make 
herself acquainted with the needs and opportunities of the mission fields ; 
to correspond with Bureau and Conference Secretaries, and to secure from 
them such details of work as may be necessary to make quarterly reports to 
the Board of Trustees, and annual reports to the Board of Managers; to 

By-Laws. 217 

be the official correspondent of the Society in interdenominational and other 
work, and to advance the interests of the Society in every possible way. 

Sec. 4. The Recording Secretary shall keep the records of the meet- 
ings of the Board of Trustees and of the Board of Managers; notify each 
member of the Board of Trustees of the time and place of all meetings, 
regular and special ; give to the Board of Managers at its meeting a sum- 
mary of such transactions of the Board of Trustees as have not previously 
been presented ; give, through Woman's Home Missions and the Church 
papers, a condensed report of such proceedings of the Board of Trustees 
as are of interest to the Society or to the general public ; send out advance 
press notices of the meeting of the Board of Managers, and notify all per- 
sons of action relating to their work taken by the Board of Managers or 
the Board of Trustees, unless provision for such notification is otherwise 
made, and shall send notices to IVoman's Home Missions of all changes in 
the Constitution (for three insertions). She shall also act in conjunction 
with the President, or a substitute, as noted in Section 2. 

Sec. 5. (a) The Treasurer shall keep an account of the receipts and 
disbursements of the Society, make a report of the same at the meeting of 
the Board of Managers, and a statement at each regular meeting of the 
Board of Trustees. She shall pay the appropriations made by the Board of 
Trustees, and such bills as the Board of Trustees may approve. The accounts 
shall be audited by an auditor appointed by the Board of Trustees. 

(b) The Treasurer is empowered to sign all vouchers for money re- 
ceived by way of legacy, annuity, or otherwise ; to sign annuity contracts 
and promissory notes of the Society, to transfer and endorse registered 
bonds and certificates of stock, and execute assignments of same, or of 
stock scrip, or stock subscription rights, in accordance with the rulings of 
the Society ; and to affix the corporate seal to any of the foregoing docu- 
ments where requisite and proper ; and, with the approval of the attorney 
of the Society, to execute waivers, entries of appearance and releases, in 
all matters relating to probate or surrogate proceedings and in proceedings 
in any court pertaining to the collection of bequests or devise. 


Section 1. The work of the Society shall be classified under the fol- 
lowing Departments, Bureaus and Committees : 
Department for Young People's Work. 
Department for Children's Work. 
Dtpartment of Deaconess Work : 

New England Bureau. 

Central Bureau. 

Western and Northern Bureau. 

Pacific Coast and Northwest Bureau. 

Hospital Bureau. 
Department of Field Work. 
Department of Supplies : 

Eastern Bureau. 

Central Bureau. 

Western Bureau. 
Department of Publications and Publicity. 

Bureaus : 


Children's Homes. 


City Missions. 

Epworth School for Girls. 

Esther Home and Mothers' Memorial Social Center. 

Immigrant Work. 

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Indian Work. 
Japanese and Korean. 
Negro Work: 

Florida and Mississippi. 

Friendship Homes. 


North and South Carolina. 


West Central States. 

West Southern States. 
Spanish Work: 

Porto Rico and Santo Domingo. 

In the Southwest. 
Training Schools : 

Eastern Division. 

Western Division. 


White Work : 

Alabama and Georgia. 

North Carolina and Tennessee. 
Standing Committees : 

Christian Stewardship. 
Constitution and By-Laws. 

French Work in Basile, La. 
Membership Campaign. 
Migrant Work. 
Missionary Candidates. 
Missionary Education. 

Permanent Deaconess Fund. 
Permanent Missionary Fund. 
Perpetual Membership Endowment Fund. 
Rest Homes. 

Temperance, Prohibition and Christian Citizenship. 
Thank Offering. 

Transportation and Equalization. 

Auditing Committee. 

Sec. 2. (a) The work of each Department shall be under the care of 
a General Secretary and such Bureau Secretaries as shall be nominated by 
the Board of Trustees and elected by the Board of Managers, and a Com- 
mittee of three which shall include one member of the Board of Trustees 
appointed by the Board of Trustees ; the other members to be nominated by 
the General Secretary of the Department and approved by the Board of 
Trustees. With this exception, the Bureau of Training Schools shall have 
an Executive Committee of five. 

(b) The duty of the General Secretary of a Department shall be to 
make herself acquainted with the needs and opportunities of the field ; to 
correspond with the Bureau Secretaries of the Department ; to secure from 
them such details of their work as may be necessary to make quarterly re- 
ports to the Board of Trustees, and annual reports to the Board of Man- 
agers concerning conditions and needs of the field ; and to promote the inter- 
ests of the Department in every possible way. 

By-Laws. 219 

(c) It shall be the duty of each Bureau Secretary of a Department to 
supervise the work of her Bureau : to make herself acquainted with its needs 
and opportunities, and to report quarterly or oftener if necessary, to the 
General Secretary of the Department, and to the Board of Trustees when 


Sec. 3. (a) The work of each Bureau (not connected with a Depart- 
ment) shall be under the care of a Bureau Secretary and a Committee of 
three which shall include one member of the Board of Trustees appointed by 
the Board of Trustees ; the other members to be nominated by the Bureau 
Secretary and approved by the Board of Trustees. 

(b) A member of the Bureau Committee may at the request of the 
Bureau Secretary represent the Bureau Secretary, upon approval of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 4. Each Department, Bureau, or Standing Committee shall have 
the responsibility in its own field, of executing the plans, of applying the 
funds, and of securing conformity to the rules for work, as ordered by the 
Board of Managers, or by the Board of Trustees ; shall be responsible for 
the care of all buildings and equipment ; and shall report quarterly, or 
oftener, if requested, to the Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 5. The erection of all buildings shall be under the care of the 
Bureau Secretary and Committee having charge of the work, who, in con- 
junction with a Building Committee of two appointed by the Board of 
Trustees from its membership, shall determine the site, select the plan, let 
the contracts, supervise the erection, and accept the building, subject to the 
approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 6. The equipment of a building shall be purchased under the direc- 
tion of the Bureau Secretary and Committee in charge, and shall be the 
property of the Society. In January- of each year an inventory of equipment 
and a statement of its condition shall be furnished through the Bureau Secre- 
tary to the Board of Trustees by the President or Superintendent of each 

Sec. 7. An appraisal of all lands and buildings shall be made annually 
and a report sent to the Board of Trustees by the Bureau Secretar}^ at such 
time as may be designated by the Board. 

Sec. 8. Each institution shall be under the care of a President or Super- 
intendent, who, together with the other missionaries and associates and as- 
sistants, shall be employed by the Board of Trustees and paid by order of 
the Society upon recommendation of the Bureau Secretary. 

Sec. 9. All missionaries shall make, directly or through their Superin- 
tendents, as they shall be instructed, monthly reports of their work as per 
blank provided, sending one copy each to the Bureau Secretary, National 
Corresponding Secretary, and National Treasurer. 

Sec. 10. Since the conversion and spiritual growth of those for whom 
we labor is the object of all effort, our missionaries are required to work 
diligently and methodically to that end, through family worship, school 
instruction, personal appeal, and social means of grace, endeavoring at all 
times to develop sound and strong character. 

Sec. 11. It shall be the aim of our Industrial Schools to provide such 
social and moral training as shall tend to make good neighbors and good 
citizens, including a thorough course (approved by the Board of Trustees) 
m Bible study ; instruction concerning missionary and other church organiza- 
tions ; instruction in Domestic Science and Arts, in home nursing and gar- 
dening; and, in institutions in which the entire educational program is under 
the Society, a course of study which shall at least conform to the educational 
standards of the Public Schools of the states in which the institutions are 

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Department of Deaconess IVork. 

Section 1. All deaconess institutions under the charge of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society shall be associated together in a Department of 
Deaconess Work. 

Sec. 2. The work of the Department shall be under the care of a 
General Secretary and such Bureau Secretaries as shall be nominated by the 
Board of Trustees and elected by the Board of Managers, and a Committee 
of three as provided for in the By-Laws governing administration. 

Sec. 3. The Board of Management of each Deaconess Institution and 
each Deaconess in station shall report annually or oftener if required to the 
Secretary of the Bureau in which the institution or station is located; all 
annual reports to be made for the period ending June 30th. 

Sec. 4. Each Deaconess Home shall be entitled to one-half of the 
membership dues of the Auxiliaries in the city or town in which the Home 
is located, which amount shall be paid through the regular channels to the 
National Treasury to be returned to the Conference Treasurer. 

Sec. 5. Appointments of deaconesses and probationers to National In- 
stitutions and stations, and to Conference Institutions, to meet the needs of 
the work shall be arranged by the Bureau Secretaries in conference wath the 
General Secretary of the Department. 

Sec. 6. Each Deaconess employed in a National Institution or Station, 
or in a Conference Institution, shall make directly or through her Superin- 
tendent, as she shall be instructed, monthly reports of her work, per blank 
provided, sending one copy each to the Bureau Secretary having charge of 
the Institution, and to the Secretary of the Deaconess Bureau in whose 
Bureau the institution or station is located. 

Sec. 6. (a) A deaconess employed in a National Institution shall be 
under the supervision of the Bureau Secretary having charge of the institu- 
tion who shall be responsible for the payment of the annual assessment to 
the Permanent Deaconess Fund. 

Sec. 7. Deaconesses -serving with the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety shall wear the distinctive garb when on duty, and shall receive, in 
addition to room and board, the monthly allowance approved by the Society. 

Sec. 8. Suitable support will be provided in illness and in old age, pro- 
vided the deaconess entered the work under the age of forty years and has 
given not less than ten years of efficient, consecutive service as a deaconess 
working with the Woman's Home Missionary Society, not including the 
three years of training. 

Sec. 9. A Standing Committee on Permanent Deaconess Fund shall re- 
ceive from the General Treasurer and administer the relief and pension 

Department of Field Work. 

Section 1. The Department of Field Work shall be under the care of a 
General Secretary and a Committee of three, as provided for in the By-Laws 
governing administration of Departments. 

Sec. 2. The General Secretary shall report monthly to the Correspond- 
ing Secretary, and with her, plan for the field work and placing of field 
workers; shall present to the Board of Trustees for appointment such nomi- 
nations for Field Secretaries as have been approved by the Committee, and 
shall also receive and present to the Board of Trustees the names of Con- 
ference Field Secretaries to be confirmed by the Board. 

Department of Publications and Publicity. 
Section 1. The Department of Publications and Publicity shall include 
VVoman^s Home Missions, Children's Home Missions, Annual Meeting 
Daily, Annual Report, General Publications (Leaflets, Calendar, Study- 
Course, etc.), Bureau of Publicity and Exhibits (Slides, Charts, Posters, 

By-Laws. 221 

Sec. 2. A Committee of three appointed by the Board of Trustees shall 
supervise the business of the Department, and shall nominate a Sub-Com- 
mittee of five, to be confirmed by the Board of Trustees, each member of 
the Sub-Committee to have general supervision of one of the National offices. 

Sec. 3. A Committee of three shall be appointed by the Board of Trus- 
tees, to whom the Editor shall submit all manuscripts of leaflets, booklets, 
etc., for approval before publication. Such publications only shall bear the 
regular imprint of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Defarhiicnt of Supplies. 

Section 1. The Department of Supplies shall supervise the collection 
and distribution of clothing, books, and such other supplies as may be 
needed by ministers and their families on Home Mission fields, in accordance 
with the rules of the Society governing this department. 

Sec. 2. The Department shall supervise the collection and distribution 
of clothing, books, and other supplies for the institutions of the Society, and 
the disbursement of funds received for the purchase of linen, silver, and 
dishes for these institutions. 

Sec. 3 Money collected and disbursed through the Supply Department 
must be raised as a special fund and shall be sent through Auxiliary, District 
and Conference Secretaries of Supplies to the Bureau Secretary of Supplies. 
Credit will be given by the Department of Supplies. 

Sec. 4. Voucher Credit will be given only for money actually expended 
for the purchase and transportation of supplies. Credit will not be given for 
second-hand articles. 

Department of Training Schools. 

Section 1. All Training Schools of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety shall be associated in a Department of Training Schools. 

Sec. 2. The Department shall be under the care of a Department Sec- 
retary and two Bureau Secretaries and an Executive Committee of five, 
appointed by the Board of Trustees. 

Se^ 3. The Presidents and Teachers of each Training School shall be 
nominated by the Department Committee of National Training Schools and 
elected by the Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 4. The President of each school, with the advice of the Bureau 
Secretary and the Local Board of Directors, shall have the responsibility of 
the internal management and discipline of the school and the recommendation 
of pupils for graduation in the various courses of instruction. 

Sec. 5. The Department of National Training Schools, together with 
the President, shall determine the course of study, text-books, and standard 
of admission and grachiation. 

Sec. 6. The Local Board of Directors of a Training School shall con- 
sist of three groups of five members each^ — fifteen in all — the term of office 
of each group to be three years. At the regular monthly meeting in March, 
the local Board of Directors shall nominate the number of persons required 
to fill vacancies which shall occur by expiration of the term of office or by 
other causes, from which the Board of Trustees shall choose a sufficient 
number to fill vacancies. \'acancies occurring during the year may be filled 
by the local Board of Directors, with the approval of the Bureau Secretary, 
until the end of the current year. 

Sec. 7. The local Board of Directors shall authorize the purchase of 
supplies for table, fuel, and household expenses and incidentals. Bills in all 
departments shall be kept within the annual appropriations made by the 
Board of Trustees of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. Repairs on 
buildings must be approved by the Department and Bureau Secretary. 

Sec. 8. All bills shall be audited annually by an Auditor or by an 
Auditing Committee appointed by the local Board of Directors, and approved 
by the Department and Bureau Secretary, and a copy of such audit shall be 
filed with the Auditing Committee of the National Society. 

222 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Sec. 9. The National Training Schools shall report monthly to the 
Bureau Secretaries receipts and disbursements of all moneys, which shall be 
classified as the Auditing Committee shall direct. The Bureau Secretary 
shall report the same to the Trustees, at their meetings, when requested. 
Minutes of the meetings of the local Board of Directors and of the local 
Executive Committee shall be sent to the Bureau Secretary. 

Sec. 10. Actions of the Department for Training Schools taken at the 
meetings of the Department Committee are not subject to changes save by 
the Trustees of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Missionary Candidates. 

Section 1. (a) The Committee on Missionary Candidates shall be com- 
posed of five persons, one of whom shall be a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees, one a member of the Committee on Life Service, and one a member of 
the Committee on Training Schools. 

(b) This Committee shall seek out young women who are qualified to 
take positions in the institutions of the Woman's Home Missionary Society 
and shall receive and consider the credentials of missionary candidates. 

Sec. 2. A missionary candidate must not be less than twenty years of 
age; must be a member in good standing of some evangelical church, must 
present testimonials of good character ; also a certificate of good health signed 
by a reputable physician, for which the proper blanks will be supplied; 
must have had the preliminary training of a course in an accredited High 
School, or its equivalent, and at least one year of professional training or 
experience (Normal School, Training School, College, practical experience in 
teaching) ; must be approved as a missionary by the Board of Trustees after 
her credentials have been passed upon and approved by the Committee on 
Missionary Candidates. 

Sec. 3. A missionary entering upon the work after the age of forty 
years shall not have claim upon the pension fund. 

Sec. 4. A missionary shall be retired at the age of seventy years, and 
upon retirement shall receive a pension proportionate to her years of service, 
in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society governing the 
disbursement of pension and relief funds ; and may be admitted to a Rest 
Home of the Woman's Home Missionary Society under the rules governing 
admission to such Homes. 

Sec. 5. A missionary may ask for retirement at the age of sixty-five 
years and with the approval of the Board of Trustees may be placed in the 
retired relation, provided she has given twenty-five years of efficient, con- 
secutive service under the auspices of the Society, these years of service not 
to include the years of training for service. 


Section 1. (a) The fiscal year of the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety shall end the 31st of July, and the books of the National Treasurer 
shall close on that date. 

(b) Conference Treasurers shall close their books for the fiscal year on 
the 15th of July, after which date all money received shall be included in 
the next year's account. 

Sec. 2. One dollar and twenty cents shall be sent by the National 
Treasurer to the Conference Treasurer for each Perpetual Member of that 

Sec. 3. (a) Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Trustees, all 
money (save the contingent fund) raised by the Auxiliary Societies (includ- 
ing those of young women and children) shall be sent to the Conference 
Treasurer, either directly, or if approved by a Conference Annual Meeting 

By-Laws. 223 

upon the recommendation of its Executive Board, through the District 
Treasurers. The Confereuce Treasurers shall close their books on the last 
day of each month and shall forward at once funds in hand to the National 
Treasurer, to be disbursed by her on the 15th day of each month in accor- 
dance with the appropriations made by the Board of Trustees. 

(b) Funds held by any of these officers shall be deposited in a banking 
institution in the name of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Sec. 3. Money shall not be collected in the name of the Society for 
any special purpose unless such collection has been authorized by the Board 
of Trustees, and the purpose approved ; and moneys so collected shall be 
paid into the National Treasury, and be regularly appropriated therefrom. 

Sec. 4. (a) In order that the regular appropriations and apportionments 
may be protected, appeals to Auxiliary Societies for pledges in addition to 
the Conference apportionments shall not be made by Department, Bureau, or 
Field Secretaries, Missionaries or Deaconesses, without the approval of the 
Conference Executive Officers. 

(b) Appeals made by Department, Bureau, or Field Secretaries, Mis- 
sionaries or Deaconesses, either through Woman's Home Missions or 
directly to Auxiliary Societies, must be accompanied with instructions that 
no money he sent in answer thereto without consulting the Conference Cor- 
responding Secretary or Conference Treasurer. 

Sec. 5. The appropriations and apportionments shall be made by the 
Board of Trustees, and shall not exceed the total available net income of the 
preceding fiscal year. 

Sec. 6. In order that the report of the National Treasurer may include 
all amounts received for the work of the Society, money received from be- 
quests by the Treasurer of a Conference Society shall be sent at once to the 
National Treasurer. If the bequest is to be administered by the Conference 
for the work of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, the National Treas- 
urer shall immediately return it to the Treasurer of the Conference Society. 

Sec. 7. (a) Thank otTerings shall be applied on Conference apportion- 
ments for salaries and allowances of Missionaries and Deaconesses in Na- 
tional Institutions. Surplus of Thank Offering over such salary apportion- 
ments may be applied on the payment of other pledges to National Insti- 
tutions, or to salaries for Missionaries or Deaconesses in Conference Insti- 
tutions that have been approved by the Board of Trustees. 

(b) Lenten Offerings shall be paid through the regular channels to the 
National Treasurer ; to be applied on the cost of buildings for National 

Sec. 8. (a) The approval of the Board of Trustees of this Society ex- 
pressed in writing and dulj'' certified by the signatures of the Chairman and 
Recording Secretary of said Board shall be secured before any official of the 
Society or any Auxiliary or Conference organization, shall contract for the 
purchase, transfer, or sale of property, or undertake any special work in the 
name of the Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

(b) The erection of a building (National or Conference) shall not be 
begun nor contracted for until one-half of the money required for the com- 
pletion thereof has been paid into the National Treasury. 

(c) Conference missionary work, for which credit for money expended 
is given, shall be entered upon only with the approval of the Board of 


Section 1. The Standing Committee on Christian Stewardship shall 
promote systematic giving by the preparation and circulation of literature, 
and such other efforts as are adapted to secure this end. 

224 The Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

Sec. 2. (a) The Committee on Constitution and By-Laws shall be a 
Standing Committee of the Board of Managers. 

(b) Amendments to the Constitution shall be presented in writing to 
the Committee on Constitution and By-Laws not later than the evening of 
the fourth day of the meeting of the Board of Managers and presented by 
them to the Board of Managers before the close of the session. 

(c) Amendments which are proposed from the floor of the convention 
shall be put in writing and handed to the Committee on Constitution and 

Sec. 3. The Standing Committee on Mite-Boxes shall promote the cir- 
culation and use of the Mite-Boxes of the Society. 

Sec. 4. The Standing Committee on Temperance, Prohibition, and 
Christian Citizenship shall seek to promote the interests of temperance and 
good citizenship throughout the Society by the circulation of literature and in 
any other way by which efficient co-operation between Home Missions and 
the Temperance forces may be secured. 

Sec. 5. The Standing Committee on Missionary Education shall promote 
the reading and study of Home Missionary literature. 


ALASKA.— Jesse Lee Home, Unalaska, 1890. 
Hospital at Unalaska. 1904. 
Lavinia Wallace "^'oung Mission, Nome. 1913. 
Maynard-Columbus Hospital, Nome, 1917. 
Hilah Seward Industrial Home and Orphanage, Sinuk, 1908. 
Settlement, Nome, 1911. 

ANTHRACITE SLAVONIC— Hazelton, Pa., 1913. 

CHILDREN'S HOMES.— Alothers' Jewels Home, York, Neb., 1890. 
Watts de Pevster Industrial Home and School, Tivoli, N. Y., 1894 
Peek Orphanage, Polo, 111., 1916. 
Saeger-Brown Orphanage, Baldwin, La., 1921. 

CHINESE. — Chinese Home, San Francisco, Cal., 1893. 

CITY MISSIONS.— Boston Medical, Boston. Mass., 1894. 

Campbell Settlement, Garj-, Ind. (Became National 1819.) 

East St. Louis Settlement House, East St. Louis, 111. (Became Na- 
tional 1920.) 

Marcy Center, Chicago, 111., 1884. 

Portland Settlement Center, Portland, Ore., 1912. (Became National 

Epworth School for Girls, Webster Groves, Mo. (Became National 

Esther Home and Mothers' Memorial Social Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

FRENCH WORK.— Basile, La., 1922. 

IMMIGRANT.— Immigrant Girls' Home, New York Citv, 1888. Moved to 
273 West Eleventh Street in 1920. 
Immigrants' Home, East Boston, Mass., 1889-1897. 
Philadelphia Immigrant Station, 1897. (Discontinued.) 
Angel Island, San Francisco, Cal., 1911. 

INDIAN. — Navajo Mission, Farmington, N. M., 1890. 
Pottawatomie Mission, Mayette, Kans., 1903. 
Ponca Mission, White Eagle, Okla., 1885. 
Nooksack Mission, Everson, Wash., 1883. 
Yuma Mission, Yuma, Ariz., 1907. 

Greenville Mission, Greenville, Cal., 1895. (Discontinued 1922.) 
Odanah Mission, Odanah, Wis., 1920. 

JAPANESE AND KOREAN.— Susannah Wesley Home, Honolulu, H. I., 
Ellen Stark Ford Home. San Francisco, Cal., 1906. 
Jane Couch Memorial Home, Los Angeles, Cal., 1912. 
Catherine Blaine Home, Seattle, Wash., 1912. 

Industriail School, Jacksonville, Fla., 1886. 

Elizabeth L. Rust Home. Holly Springs, Miss., 1884. 

Friendship Home, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Formerly Glenn Home. Be- 
came National 1920.) 

GEORGIA— Thayer Home. South Atlanta, Ga., 1883. 
Haven Home, Savannah, Ga., 1885. 


226 Historical Data. 

NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA.— Allen Industrial School, Asheville, 
N. C, 1887. 
Lurandus Beach Industrial School, Asheville, N. C, 1904. 
Browning Industrial Home, Camden, S. C, 1889. 
Mather Academy, Camden, S. C, 1890. 

TEXAS. — King Industrial Home, Marshall, Texas, 1891. (Discontinued 
Eliza Dee Industrial Home, Austin, Texas, 1904. 

WEST CENTRAL STATES.— Kent Industrial Home, Greensboro, N. C. 
New Jersey Conference Industrial Home, Morristown, Tenn., 1892. 
Adeline Smith Industrial Home, Little Rock, Ark. 
Peck School of Domestic Science, New Orleans, La., 1889, 
English and Italian Mission, New Orleans, La., 1884. 

SPANISH WORK-^PORTO RICO.— George O. Robinson Orphanage 
and Industrial Home for Girls, San Juan, Porto Rico, 1902. 
McKinley Kindergarten, San Juan, Porto Rico, 1902. 
Woodruff, Puerta de Tierra, Porto Rico. (No date found.) 
Fisk Kindergarten, Ponce, Porto Rico. 
Williams Kindergarten, Arecibo, Porto Rico, 1912. 
Santo Domingo, 1920. 

SOUTHWEST. — Harwood Industrial School, Fourteenth and Fruit Ave., 

Albuquerque. N. M., 1896. 
Mary J. Piatt Industrial School, East Seventh St., Tucson, Ariz., 1906. 
Rose G. Houchen Settlement Home, East Fifth St., El Paso, Texas. 

Frances De Pauw Spanish Industrial School, Sunset Boulevard, Los 

Angeles, Cal., 1889. 

MISSIONARIES.— Lucy Webb Hayes, Washington, D. C, 1891. 

Kansas City, 1899. 

San Francisco, 1893. 

McCrum (Slavonic), Uniontown, Pa., 1909. 

Folts Mission Institute, 1914. 

Dwight W. Blakeslee Memorial (New York East Conference). New 
Haven, Conn., 1905. 

Iowa Bible Training School (Des Moines Conference), Des Moines, 
Iowa, 1899. 

UTAH.— Esther Home, Ogden, 1913. 

Industrial Home, Boaz, Ala., 1904. 
Nottingham Primary School, Boaz, Ala., 1913. 
Deborah McCarty Settlement, Cedartown, Ga., 1910. 

KENTUCKY.— Olive Hill. Ky., 1912. 

Erie Home and Aiken Hall, Olive Hill, Ky., 1912. 

MISSISSIPPI.— Bennett Industrial Home, Clarkson, Miss., 1898. 
Bennett Academy, Clarkson, Miss., 1884. 

NORTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE.— Ebenezer Mitchell Home and 
School, Misenheimer, N. C, 1903. 
Elizabeth Ritter Home, Athens, Tenn., 1891.